The Minor in Computer Science

If a student's goal is a basic foundation in computer science for application to another field but they are not planning a career as a practicing computer scientist, the minor in computer science is a good choice. The minor consists of five CSE courses: four core courses and one elective. The core courses provide an introduction to computer science concepts and problem-solving techniques. The electives offer flexibility to integrate computer science studies with a major area. Students select the courses that are most important to them, whether their interests are in fine arts, linguistics, psychology, philosophy, law, business, medicine, the natural sciences or anything else.

Units required: 15

Required courses (12 units):

CSE 131Introduction to Computer Science3
CSE 132Introduction to Computer Engineering3
CSE 247Data Structures and Algorithms3
CSE 332SObject-Oriented Software Development Laboratory3
Total Units12

One elective from the following list (3 units):

CSE 240Logic and Discrete Mathematics3
or Math 310 Foundations for Higher Mathematics
CSE 330SRapid Prototype Development and Creative Programming3
CSE 361SIntroduction to Systems Software3

Additional Information

All courses used for the computer science minor must be taken for a grade, and the student must earn a C- or better. Should the student decide to go further in the field, all courses in the computer science minor can be used toward a second major in computer science or a degree in computer science or computer engineering.

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