The Computer Science Minor is intended to provide students with a core foundation, as well as an opportunity to focus their advanced courses in a particular area. The Director of Undergraduate Studies advises all the CS minors. Students should declare as soon as they begin studies in the department. Students should also consult the undergraduate advising manual for more information about the department and undergraduate life in general.
All courses applied toward the minor requirements must be taken for a grade (not S/U) and receive at least a C- grade.
Student must take at least 4 core courses to get a solid foundation in the field, for a total of 14 credits:
Although not explicitly required, EN.553.171 Discrete Math is also strongly recommended for CS minors.
Students must take at least 3 upper level (600/601.3xx or above) CS courses, each worth at least 3 credits. These must be chosen in consultation with the minor advisor to form a cohesive program of study. One way to achieve this is to choose all three courses within the same area: Analysis, Systems, or Applications. Course descriptions include these tags, and there is also a list of upper level courses with area designators posted on the department website.