CIS Minor

Effective Fall 2015

Computer and Information Science Minor Curriculum Path PDF

General Information/Requirements

The minor in computer and information science introduces the theories and techniques of computer science and develops programming skills that are applicable to the student's major. It is a strong complement to a major in any of the sciences and in related fields such as multimedia arts. Students from all majors have found their career opportunities enhanced through the CIS minor.

Declaring a Minor

Before enrolling in CIS 313 or other upper-division courses, you must officially declare the minor with the CIS department. Students are welcome to consult with your CIS faculty advisor to plan the minor program.

Satisfactory Progress in the CIS minor

Students must earn grades of B- or higher in CIS 210, 211, 212 and in Math 231, and 232 for automatic advancement to the upper-division courses. Students with at most one C in the lower-division required courses may submit a prerequisite override request form to the continue in the minor.

All upper-division coursework must be completed with a grade of C- or Pass or better. All coursework used to satisfy minor requirements must be taken graded.

Students who receive two grades below C- in upper-division core courses, or three grades below C- in any upper-division classes, may be removed from the minor.

32 Credits

  Credits
Lower-Division Courses (20 credits)  
Complete the following sequences concurrently. Courses must be taken graded.
 
20  
CIS 210-212 Introduction to Computer Science I-II-III
MATH 231-232 Elements of Discrete Mathematics I-II 
 
Required Upper-Division Course (4 credits)  
Complete the following course. It must be taken graded. 4  
CIS 313 Introduction to Data Structures 
 
Upper-Division Electives (8 credits)  
Complete at least two upper-division CIS courses. All courses must be taken graded. Courses numbered 399-409 will be counted only if permission is obtained before registering for the course.
 
8