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Computer Science

Requirements for a CS Minor

There are two minors offered by the Department of Computer Science: the traditional minor in computer science emphasizes computer programming and related skills, while the minor in computer applications emphasizes use of applications such as programming languages, word processors, spreadsheets, and data bases in the management and manipulation of electronic information.

Computer Science: To earn a minor in computer science the student must complete (with at least a "C-" in each course and a 2.00 grade average) 18 CS credits including:

  1. CSCI 135-136 (CS 131-132) (6 credits).
  2. 12 credits of elective courses chosen from CS 181, CSCI 100, 250, 232, 205, 361 (CS 101, 177, 181, 241, 242, 281) and courses numbered 300 and above with the restrictions: both  CSCI 100 and 250 (CS 101 and 177) cannot be counted, and at least 6 credits of elective must be at the 300 level or above.

Computer Applications: To earn a minor in computer applications, a student must complete (with at least a "C-" grade in each course and a 2.00 grade average) 21 CSCI (CS) credits including:

  1. Either CSCI 100 (CS 101), CSCI 135 (CS 131) or both.
  2. At least one and no more than three of CSCI 105 (CS 111), CAPP 171 (CS 171), CSCI 172 (CS 172), CSCI 250 (CS 177), and CS 181.
  3. Remaining courses must be selected from CSCI 135-136 (CS 131-132), CSCI 232-205 (CS 241-242), CSCI 444 (CS 486), other CS major courses, pre-approved CSCI 191 (CS 195), CSCI 291 (CS 295), CSCI 391 (CS 395), or CSCI 491 (CS 495) special topics courses, or up to six credits of pre-approved classes outside the department.

University of Montana

Department of Computer Science

University of Montana | Social Sciences Bldg. Room 401 | Missoula, MT 59812

Department Chair: Yolanda Reimer | (406) 243-4618 | yolanda.reimer@umontana.edu

Office Contact: Robyn Berg | (406) 243-2883 | robyn.berg@mso.umt.edu