Effective Fall 2015
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 encouraged to consult with with a Tykeson Hall Academic Advisor on the Scientific Discovery and Sustainability (SDS) team prior to declaring the minor.
|Lower-Division Courses (20 credits)||20|
|Complete the following sequences concurrently. Courses must be taken graded.
|Required Upper-Division Course (4 credits)||4|
|Complete the following course. It must be taken graded.
|Upper-Division Electives (8 credits)||8|
|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.|
Satisfactory Progress in the CIS Minor Lower Division
Computer Science supports student preparedness for upper-division courses, as indicated by grades earned in lower- division courses. Strong preparation in lower-division courses provides the foundation for success in major upper-division courses and continuous progress toward major and UO degree requirements. Students must earn grades of B- or higher in CIS 210, 211, 212 and Math 231, 232 to automatically advance to upper-division CIS courses.
When a student receives a grade lower than a B- in one of these courses, Computer Science strongly recommends that students repeat the course to earn the required B- or higher grade prior to attempting subsequent courses. Students repeating a course should plan to take advantage of supplemental instruction opportunities such as Class Encore weekly small group meetings.
If there were extenuating circumstances, students with at most one C grade (any level) in the lower-division required courses may petition for a prerequisite override to register for upper-division computer science courses. Students should be aware that such petitions are not automatically approved.
Students are required to meet with a Tykeson Hall Academic Advisor on the Scientific Discovery and Sustainability (SDS) team before submitting a petition for a prerequisite override to register for upper-division courses. You may speak with the advisor about any issues that may have prevented you from making satisfactory progress in the lower-division major course. Your advisor will assist you in determining next steps and with submitting a petition, if this is determined to be appropriate.
In addition to your statement, CIS UEC will review your experience and grades in all of the lower-division foundational core courses to determine your preparedness for upper-division courses in the major.
Satisfactory Progress in the CIS Minor Upper Division
All upper-division coursework must be completed with a grade of C- or better. All courses must be taken graded.
Students who receive two grades below C- in upper-division core courses, or three grades below C- in upper division elective CIS classes, will be removed from the minor.