CS Minor

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The computer science department offers a minor in CS to students who wish to obtain a basic proficiency in computer science. A minor in CS is can enhance your professional qualifications in an increasingly interdisciplinary job market in which computing plays a central role.

Electives include classes in Game Design, Database Systems, Software Design, Visualization, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Hardware Organization, and Graphics.

The computer science minor is available to current UIC undergraduates and requires 15 to 17 credit hours, excluding prerequisite courses. This minor is not available to majors in either computer engineering or mathematical computer science.

Computer Science Minor Requirements

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Completion of the following:

  • CS 111 / CS 107 / CS 109
  • MATH 180

Upon completion of prerequisites, fill out an application in the College of Engineering office (SEO 123) to apply for the CS minor. GPA requirements: 2.0 on a scale of 4.0 for College of Engineering students; 2.5 on a scale of 4.0 for all other majors.

  • CS 141*
  • CS 151
  • CS 211
  • CS 251
  • Plus one of the following electives: CS 261, CS 301, CS 341, CS 342, CS 401, or any other CS 400-level class for which prerequisites are met.

*Note: Students with credit in CS 107 satisfy the CS 141 requirement.

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