The minor in computer science emphasizes the fundamentals of software development, and requires between 21 and 24 hours of coursework, depending ACT/SAT scores or successful completion of placement testing. The minor is valuable for students majoring in the sciences or business who wish to develop a range of contemporary programming skills. It is also valuable for secondary education majors planning to teach computer science. (The Computer Science Teachers Association website has detailed information on teaching in this field.)
Special graduation requirements: Students must earn a grade of C- or better in each course that counts as part of a major or minor for all programs offered by the department.