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Minor in Computer Science

Because computing permeates nearly every profession, a minor in Computer Science is ideal for almost any major. Computer knowledge and skills can enhance employment opportunities for almost any major.

You must take at least 19 credits of Computer Science (CS) courses (effective 2018-2019 academic year) to earn your minor degree in Computer Science. Credit hours from courses offered outside of the CS Department and/or from CS 1400 taken as Challenge by Exam cannot be counted towards a CS minor.

For CS 1400 only, the CS department provides a Challenge by Exam option to students who feel that they have already attained mastery of the learning objectives associated with CS 1400. Details about the challenging an exam here. Passing CS 1400 with the Challenge by Exam option does fulfill the prerequisite for CS 1410.

Note: Effective 2018-2019 academic year, CS 1440 - Methods in Computer Science is added as one of the required courses.

Minor Requirements in USU Catalog

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