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Computer Science Applied Minor

Computer Science
Swenson College of Science and Engineering
  • Program Type: Undergraduate free-standing minor
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2014
  • Required credits in this minor: 27
The computer science applied minor provides a thorough introduction to the use of computers as tools and complements studies in other disciplines. The computer science minor and computer science applied minor are not available to computer information systems technology majors.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Minor Requirements
Minor Courses (14 cr)
CS 1521 - Computer Science II (5.0 cr)
CS 2511 - Software Analysis and Design (4.0 cr)
CS 1511 - Computer Science I [LE CAT3, LOGIC & QR] (5.0 cr)
or CS 1581 - Honors: Computer Science I [LE CAT3, LOGIC & QR] (5.0 cr)
Electives (13 cr)
6 credits of approved electives from computer science or other departments with a significant computing component
CS 2xxx-5xxx
Take 7 or more credit(s) from the following:
· CS 2xxx
· CS 3xxx
· CS 4xxx
· CS 5xxx
 
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CS 1521 - Computer Science II
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Continuation of introduction to computer science. Methods for procedural and data abstraction. Focus on classical data structures, procedural and data abstraction, and the abstract data type. Introduction to software engineering technique. Algorithm analysis, principles of object-oriented programming issues in ethical use of computers. Requires implementation of significant programming projects. prereq: 1511 or 1581, a grade of C- or better is required in all prerequisite courses
CS 2511 - Software Analysis and Design
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Techniques for analyzing, designing, and creating medium-scale software through object-oriented design and implementation. Analysis and use of data structures. Introduction to design patterns. Emphasis on polymorphism and abstraction to increase software modularity, reusability, and flexibility. prereq: 1521 or instructor consent, a grade of C- or better is required in all prerequisite courses
CS 1511 - Computer Science I (LE CAT3, LOGIC & QR)
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01383 - CS 1211/1511/1581
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to the discipline of computer science. Emphasis on problem analysis, design, and development using event-driven programming in a graphical user interface environment. Programming concepts include control structures, arrays, recursion, pointers, classes and introduction to the object-oriented approach. prereq: 3 1/2 yrs high school math or instructor consent
CS 1581 - Honors: Computer Science I (LE CAT3, LOGIC & QR)
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01383 - CS 1211/1511/1581
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Similar to 1511, but in greater depth and with more challenging assignments. For high-ability students. prereq: Honors student, 3 1/2 yrs high school math