Computer Science

Academic Minors Offered through Computer Science


Requirements for a Minor in Computer Science:

Contact Mr. Ralph Bradley, Assistant Chair, for more information.
email address for Ralph Bradley

Effective Fall 2013 (Catalogue 201410):

  • CSC 131 - Introduction to Computer Science
  • CSC 133 - Discrete Mathematical Structures
  • CSC 231 - Introduction to Data Structures
  • CSC 331 - Object-Oriented Programming and Design
  • 6 additional CSC hours at the 200 level or above, including at least 3 at the 300-400 level
An overall quality point average of "C" (2.00) or better is required for all courses counted toward the minor.

Total: 20 hours


Prior to Fall 2013:

21 hours.

  • CSC 100, 121, 133, 221, 332,
  • 6 additional CSC hours at the 200 level or above, including at least 3 at the 300-400 level.
  • An overall quality point average of "C" (2.00) or better is required for all courses counted toward the minor.

Minor in Digital Arts

Contact Dr. Laurie Patterson, Digital Arts coordinator, for more information.
email address for Laurie Patterson

24 hours. A minor in digital arts requires completion of 24 hours, including 18 hours of core courses and 6 hours of electives. At least 3 elective hours must be at the 300 level or above, and at least 3 elective hours must be chosen from outside a student's major department. Students should contact Dr. Eric Patterson in the Department of Computer Science for additional information.

Core Courses:

  • ART 101, 260; CSC 112 or 121 or 131 (or other approved course), CIT 204, 220 (ART 220) (FST 220), and COM
    280 or FST 201. ART 101 is a prerequisite for ART 260. ART 260 should also be taken before CIT 204 and before CSC 220 (ART 220) (FST 220).

Electives:

  • CSC 255, 320, 370, 421, 430 (FST 430), 475, 491; ART 280, 311, 312, 320, 339, 341, 343, 360, 411, 412, 475,
    491, 495; COM 160, 211, 260, 365, 380, 385, 460, 480, 485, 489, 491; CRW 210; FST 220, 301, 302, 318, 320, 330, 331, 332, 333, 368, 392, 393, 394, 397, 398, 430 (CSC 430) 495, 497; MUS 110, 210, 310, 491; THR 211, 305, 411.

Students must earn at least a "C" (2.00) average in courses counted for a digital arts minor.


Minor in Information Technology

Contact Dr. Laurie J. Patterson, Department Chair, for more information.
email address for Laurie Patterson

18 hours. The College of Arts and Sciences offers an interdisciplinary minor in information technology which provides students with the opportunity to develop an understanding of technology and its impact on society and in the workplace. Because information technology affects virtually all aspects in society: education, business, and industry; the study of information technology is best suited to an interdisciplinary approach. In this interdisciplinary minor, students will encounter various aspects of information technology that directly impacts their chosen course of study. Students should contact Dr. Laurie Patterson in the Department of Computer Science for additional information.

Requirements for a Minor in Information Technology: A minor in information technology requires completion of 18 hours, including 12 hours of core courses and 6 hours of electives. At least 3 elective hours must be at the 300 level or above.

Core Courses:

  • CSC/CIT 110;
  • CSC 112 or 121 or 131 or MIS 216 or equivalent;
  • CSC/CIT 204;
  • CIT 213

Electives (6 credits):

  • Any 200 or higher level CSC course (not used to fulfill the core course requirement);
  • Any 200 or higher level CIT course (not used to fulfill the core course requirement);
  • Any 200 or higher level MIS course (not used to fulfill the core course requirement);
  • ART 220, 260, 320 • CLR 450 • COM 260, 280, 283, 361, 380, 387, 480 • CRW 323 • EBD 354 • EDN 303, 416 • ENG 314 • FST 201, 220, 320, 430, 497 • GGY 422, 424, 426 • MGT 354 • MUS 110, 210, 214, 215 • SOC 303 • THR 201, 310, 306

Students must earn at least a "C" (2.00) average in courses counted for a minor in information technology. This minor is not available for students majoring in computer science.

Prior to Fall 2013:

Core Courses:

  • CSC 110;
  • CSC 112 or 121 or 131 or MIS 216 or equivalent;
  • LIB 103;
  • Any 3-credit 200 or higher level CIT, CSC, or MIS course.

Electives:

  • Any 200 or higher level CSC course (not used to fulfill the core course requirement); ART 220 (FST 220), ART 320 (FST 320); CHM 425; COM 260; CRW 319; EDN 303, 416; ENG 204, 314, 319; FST 201, 497; GGY 224, 422, 424; Any 200 or higher level MIS course (not used to fulfill the core course requirement); MUS 110; PAR 110, 218; SOC 303.

Students must earn at least a "C" (2.00) average in courses counted for a minor in information technology. This minor is not available for students majoring in computer science.