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Minor in Computer Science

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Minor in Computer Science

The Department of Computer and Information Sciences at IU South Bend offers graduate and undergraduate degrees, minors and certificates in Computer Science. The practical side of computing can be seen in virtually all disciplines. Nearly everyone is a computer user. 

The Minor in Computer Science provides a 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.

Students should contact the department office ( or (574) 520-5521) before their first semester to schedule a meeting with a computer science advisor to develop a plan for their academic course of study.

Requirements (20 cr.)

All courses are 3 credit hours, unless otherwise noted. A grade of C– or higher in each course is required. Additional prerequisites may be required. At least 12 of the 20 credit hours must be taken at IU South Bend.

  • 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

Academic Bulletins

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2020-2021 Campus Bulletin
2019-2020 Campus Bulletin
2018-2019 Campus Bulletin
2017-2018 Campus Bulletin
2016-2017 Campus Bulletin
2015-2016 Campus Bulletin
2014-2015 Campus Bulletin

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