Computer Science (Minor)

Computer Science (Minor)
Minor in Computer Science

What is computer science?

This program is tailored to students in other majors who want to learn the fundamentals of designing and implementing computer software. Given the emergence of computational approaches to virtually all areas of scholarship and creative expression, it’s important to offer this flexibility. You’ll receive an introduction to the theory and practice of computer science and programming, and you’ll develop strong problem-solving skills and abstract thinking. The computer science minor will give you the skills and knowledge necessary to participate in this ever-changing field with confidence.

Why study computer science at UNH?

You’ll have access to the UNH Inter Operability Lab,where you’ll work alongside top tech companies to test their equipment before it hits the marketplace. Many of UNH’s student organizations are a natural fit for those with an interest in computer science, such as the Cyber Security Club, the Linux Club, and Wildcat Women in Computer Science. Plus, the Programming Assistance Center offers walk-in support and tutoring.

Potential careers

  • Computer programmer
  • Computer systems analyst
  • Database developer
  • Mobile application developer
  • Network systems administrator
  • Product development manager
  • Software engineer
  • User experience designer
  • Web developer

Curriculum & Requirements

The minor in computer science is designed for students in other majors who want to learn the fundamentals of designing and implementing computer software.

Students should declare their intent to earn a minor as early as possible and no later than the end of the junior year. During the final term, an application should be made to the dean of the student's major college to have the minor shown on the academic record. Students must consult with their major adviser and also the minor supervisor.

Credit toward the minor will be given only for courses passed with C- or better, and a 2.0 grade-point average must be maintained in courses for the minor. Courses taken on the pass/fail basis may not be used for the minor.

CS 415Introduction to Computer Science I4
or CS 410C Introduction to Scientific Programming/C
or CS 410P Introduction to Scientific Programming/Python
CS 416Introduction to Computer Science II4
or CS 417 From Programs to Computer Science
CS 420Foundations of Programming for Digital Systems4
CS 515Data Structures and Introduction to Algorithms4
Other Courses
Select one of the following:4
CS 619
Introduction to Object-Oriented Design and Development
CS 520
Computer Organization and System-Level Programming
CS 620
Operating System Fundamentals
CS 659
Introduction to the Theory of Computation 1
CS 761
Programming Language Concepts and Features
An approved CS 700-level course

CS 659 Introduction to the Theory of Computation has mathematics prerequisites: MATH 425 Calculus I, MATH 426 Calculus II, and MATH 531 Mathematical Proof

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