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Department of Computer Science

Minor in Computer Science

Students on Summer 2018, Fall 2018, or Spring 2019 requirements CSCIMIN

The Minor in Computer Science is offered through the College of Arts and Sciences, but all of the course work—including courses on software systems and either computer structures or data structures—is completed in the School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering.


The minor requires at least 20 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.
  1. Introduction to Computer Science. One (1) course:
    • CSCI-C 200 Introduction to Computers and Programming
    • CSCI-C 211 Introduction to Computer Science
    • CSCI-H 211 Introduction to Computer Science, Honors
  2. Software Systems. One (1) course:
    • CSCI-C 212 Introduction to Software Systems
    • CSCI-H 212 Introduction to Software Systems, Honors
  3. Discrete Structures. One (1) course:
    • CSCI-C 241 Discrete Structures for Computer Science
    • CSCI-H 241 Discrete Structures for Computer Science, Honors
  4. Computer/Data Structures. One (1) course:
    • CSCI-C 335 Computer Structures
    • CSCI-C 343 Data Structures
    • CSCI-H 335 Computer Structures, Honors
    • CSCI-H 343 Data Structures, Honors
  5. Advanced Electives.
    • At least five (5) additional CSCI credit hours at the 300–499 level.
  6. GPA and Hours Requirements.
    1. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
    2. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    3. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the minor.
    4. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the minor—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.
    5. Exceptions to minor requirements may be made with the approval of the department's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.