University Catalog 2023-2024

Computer Programming (Minor)

Program Overview

The Department of Computer Science offers a Minor in Computer Programming (CPM) to undergraduate majors in any field except Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Computer Engineering.  The minor requires 19 hours of coursework from the Computer Science core.

The objectives of this minor are to:

  1. Encourage students to combine computing with their own disciplines.

  2. Promote quality and process when developing computing solutions.

  3. Give graduating seniors with a minor in computer programming an added advantage in the job market.

Admissions Requirements

Undergraduates who have completed CODA into a degree program except for Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Computer Engineering can apply for the Minor in Computer Programming via MyPackPortal.  Students must complete E 115 or COS 100, Calculus I (MA 121, MA 131, or MA 141), and CSC 116  with a grade of C or higher, and have an overall GPA of at least 2.25.  The CSC Coordinator for Academic Minor, as listed below, will be the minor advisor. 

Certification Requirements

The Department of Computer Science Advising Office will certify the minor prior to graduation. The minor must be completed no later than the semester in which the student expects to graduate from their degree program.

CSC Coordinator for Academic Minor

Ms. ToniAnn Marini
111 Lampe Drive, Room 219-A

SIS Code: 14CPM


Plan Requirements

The minor is awarded to students completing the required courses before or during the semester they plan to graduate with their major(s) with a Minor GPA of 2.0 or higher.

Required Courses
CSC 116Introduction to Computing - Java 1,23
CSC 216Software Development Fundamentals 23
CSC 217Software Development Fundamentals Lab 21
CSC 226Discrete Mathematics for Computer Scientists 23
CSC 230C and Software Tools3
CSC 246Concepts and Facilities of Operating Systems for Computer Scientists3
CSC 316Data Structures and Algorithms3
Total Hours19