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Computer Science Minor

Add Value to Your Degree with Problem Solving and Computing Skills
  • 94%

    Of 2019-20 Graduates Were Employed or Planning to Attend Graduate School

  • 21

    Full-Time Faculty, 10 (47%) Female

  • 109

    Among Public National Universities, U.S. News & World Report

Computer science minors work as:

Software engineers develop, design, and test software applications. They apply engineering principles to the process of building software.

Computer programmers write and test code that allows computer applications and software programs to function properly.

Alumni work as computer support specialists, or help-desk technicians, who assist non-IT users who are having computer problems.

Analysts assist in technology integration, including overseeing a company's current IT systems to ensure technology-related goals are met.

Technical writers prepare instruction manuals, how-to guides, journal articles, and other supporting documents to communicate complex and technical information.

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Knowledge of mathematical, algorithmic, and computing principles appropriate to the design and implementation of computer-based systems

Ability to apply analysis, design, development, and testing principles in the construction of software systems

Ability to function effectively on a software development team and to communicate effectively on technical subject matters

Recognition of the value of continued professional development, as evidenced by the ability to acquire and use appropriate techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice

Understanding of professional, ethical, legal, and security issues and responsibilities, and the societal impact of computing

Between fantastic relationships with faculty, well thought out degree requirements, and opportunities for undergraduate research, I received an educational experience I couldn’t have gotten anywhere else.
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Computer Science Minor Program Overview