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The Minor in Computer Science will allow students from a variety of programs to gain basic knowledge of software development and computational algorithmics, thereby enhancing their ability to perform in the economy of the future.

Administered by: Department of Computer Science

Exclusions: This minor is not available to students in the following programs:

  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics and Its Applications (Computer Science Option)
     

To receive this Minor, students must complete six (6) courses from the following curriculum:

Required courses (2):

CPS 109 Computer Science I
CPS 209 Computer Science II

 Plus four (4) of the following:

Students must select any four courses from the following list:

CPS 213 Computer Organization I
CPS 305 Data Structures
CPS 310 Computer Organization II
CPS 393 Introduction to UNIX, C and C++
CPS 406 Introduction to Software Engineering
CPS 420 Discrete Structures
CPS 501 Bioinformatics
CPS 506 Comparative Programming Languages
CPS 510 Database Systems I
CPS 511 Computer Graphics
CPS 530 Web Systems Development
CPS 590 Operating Systems I
CPS 606 Advanced Computer Organization
CPS 607 Autonomous Mobile Robotics
CPS 610 Database Systems II
CPS 613 Human-Computer Interaction  
CPS 615 Theory of Computation
CPS 616 Algorithms
CPS 621 Introduction to Multimedia Systems
CPS 630 Web Applications
CPS 633 Computer Security
CPS 643 Virtual Reality
CPS 706 Computer Networks I
CPS 707 Software Verification and Validation
CPS 710 Compilers and Interpreters
CPS 713 Applied Cryptography
CPS 714 Software Project Management
CPS 716 Computer Networks II
CPS 721 Artificial Intelligence I
CPS 730 Web Technology and Performance Measurement
CPS 731 Software Engineering I
CPS 752 Parallel Computer Systems
CPS 801 Operating Systems II
CPS 811 Distributed Systems and Networks  
CPS 813 Human Robot Interaction
CPS 815 Topics in Algorithms
CPS 822 Artificial Intelligence II
CPS 832 Mainframe Systems
CPS 842 Information Retrieval and Web Search
CPS 843 Introduction to Computer Vision
CPS 844 Data Mining  
CPS 845 Extreme Programming and Agile Processes
CPS 847 Software Tools for Startups
CPS 853 Creating Big Data Systems

Elective courses have been grouped into streams to help facilitate informed choice. Students may choose to select courses from more than one stream. Some courses have prerequisites. The completion of a specific stream is not a requirement for graduation with the minor. The completion of a specific elective stream will not appear on the official transcript.  

Stream 1: Hardware and Software

CPS 213 Computer Organization I
CPS 310 Computer Organization II
CPS 305 Data Structures
CPS 406 Introduction to Software Engineering

Stream 2: Computer Organizations

CPS 213   Computer Organization I
CPS 310 Computer Organization II
CPS 606 Advanced Computer Organization
CPS 607 Autonomous Mobile Robotics

Stream 3: Software Engineering

CPS 406 Introduction to Software Engineering
CPS 613 Human-Computer Interaction or CPS 847 Software Tools for Startups
CPS 714 Software Project Management or CPS 845 Extreme Programming and Agile Processes
CPS 731 Software Engineering I
CPS 731 Software Engineering I or CPS 853 Creating Big Data Systems

Stream 4: Database Systems

CPS 393 Introduction to UNIX, C and C++ 
CPS 305 Data Structures
CPS 510 Database Systems I
CPS 610 Database Systems II

Stream 5: Data Mining

CPS 305 Data Structures
CPS 510 Database Systems I
CPS 842 Information Retrieval and Web Search
CPS 844 Data Mining

Stream 6: Robotics

CPS 213 Computer Organization I
CPS 310 Computer Organization II
CPS 607 Autonomous Mobile Robotics
CPS 813 Human Robot Interaction

Stream 7: Operating Systems

CPS 393 Introduction to UNIX, C and C++
CPS 305 Data Structures
CPS 590 Operating Systems I
CPS 801 Operating Systems II

Stream 8: Web Development

CPS 393 Introduction to UNIX, C and C++
CPS 530 Web Systems Development
CPS 621 Introduction to Multimedia Systems
CPS 630 Web Applications or CPS 730 Web Technology and Performance Measurement

Stream 9: Languages

CPS 393 Introduction to UNIX, C and C++
CPS 305 Data Structures
CPS 506 Comparative Programming Languages
CPS 510 Database Systems I

Stream 10: Artificial Intelligence

CPS 393 Introduction to UNIX, C and C++ 
CPS 305 Data Structures
CPS 420 Discrete Structures
CPS 721 Artificial Intelligence I

Stream 11: Algorithms

CPS 305 Data Structures
CPS 420 Discrete Structures
CPS 616 Algorithms
CPS 815 Topics in Algorithms

Stream 12: Cryptography

CPS 305 Data Structures
CPS 420 Discrete Structures
CPS 615 Algorithms
CPS 713 Applied Cryptography

 

Please see Senate Policy 2, Section 7.4 for further information about Minors.