Minor in Computer Studies

Computer science plays an important role in almost any major and career choice. The primary goal of the computer studies minor is to provide an introduction to computer science topics that can be used by students in all majors to supplement their primary studies. The program allows students to develop understanding and skills in the following areas:

  • Fundamental concepts of computer science including hardware, system, algorithms, programming languages, application software, and networking.
  • Programming skills including sound design methodologies, a programming language and its major constructs, and testing and performance evaluation.
  • The opportunity to study in more detail an advanced computer science topics that may give students a major edge in future employment - the choices include web-based software development, embedded systems, databases, networking, software engineering, and artificial intelligence

The computer studies minor is for students who anticipate that computer knowledge and skills will have a prominent role to play in their academic and professional career.