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Minor in Computer Science

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Minor in Computer Science

This minor requires 20 credit hours of computer science consisting of six courses. A grade of C– or higher in each course is required. At least 12 of the 20 credit hours must be taken at IU South Bend.

The goal of this minor is to provide solid foundation to computer science and computer programming; it will allow students to understand how computer programs work and to develop software solutions to real-world problems. It will also allow students who are majoring in other fields such as psychology, philosophy, criminal justice, biology, physics, chemistry, actuarial science, new media, business, health sciences, sociology, anthropology, etc. to gain understanding of the computing that takes place in these fields, and also allow them to develop software systems to solve domain specific problems.

Students take courses in structured programming, object-oriented programming, and data structures. Students are exposed to operating systems and two additional subfields through the required electives.

The Minor in Computer Science will also allow students to continue their education beyond the minor with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science or Bachelor of Science degree in Informatics.


Requirements (20 cr.)

All courses are 3 credit hours, unless otherwise designated.

  • CSCI-C 101 Computer Programming I (4 cr.) (Test out is available)
  • CSCI-C 151 Multiuser Operating Systems (2 cr.) (Test out is available)
  • CSCI-C 201 Computer Programming II (4 cr.)
  • CSCI-C 243 Introduction to Data Structures (4 cr.)
  • Two additional computer science courses (6 cr.) at or above the level of CSCI-C 243 Introduction to Data Structures

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2016-2017 Campus Bulletin
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2014-2015 Campus Bulletin

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