Undergraduate Minor - Minor in Computer Science

Program:
Minor in Computer Science
Program Code:
8042 Computer Science
Program Level:
Undergraduate
Award Type:
Minor Undergraduate
Start Term:
US09


Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
Following this section are the requirements as represented in Degree Navigator, MSU's online advising tool. The Degree Navigator section is only available for programs using Degree Navigator for degree certification.

College of Engineering

Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Undergraduate Programs
Minor in Computer Science

The Minor in Computer Science and Engineering is administered by the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. This minor will provide students with a foundation in computer science that applies to many disciplines. This will also provide opportunities for students in industry or government, as well as prepare students for graduate-level study in computer science.

The minor is available as an elective to students who are enrolled in bachelor’s degree programs at Michigan State University other than the Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science or the Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Engineering or the Bachelor of Science Degree in Computational Data Science, or the Bachelor of Science Degree in Data Science.  With the approval of the department and college that administers the student’s degree program, the courses that are used to satisfy the minor may also be used to satisfy the requirements for the bachelor’s degree.

Students who plan to complete the requirements for the minor must apply to the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. The minimum criteria for acceptance are the completion of Computer Science and Engineering 231 and 260 with a combined grade-point average in those two courses of 3.0. Enrollment may be limited. Application forms are available at www.cse.msu.edu.

Requirements for the Minor in Computer Science

Complete a minimum of 18 credits in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering from the following:
1. All of the following courses (12 credits):
CSE 231 Introduction to Programming I 4
CSE 232 Introduction to Programming II 4
CSE 260 Discrete Structures in Computer Science 4
2. Two of the following courses (6 or 7 credits):
CSE 320 Computer Organization and Architecture 3
CSE 325 Computer Systems 3
CSE 331 Algorithms and Data Structures 3
CSE 335 Object-Oriented Software Design 4
CSE 402 Biometrics and Pattern Recognition 3
CSE 404 Introduction to Machine Learning 3
CSE 420 Computer Architecture 3
CSE 431 Algorithm Engineering 3
CSE 440 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence 3
CSE 460 Computability and Format Language Theory 3
CSE 471 Media Processing and Multimedia Computing 3
CSE 472 Computer Graphics 3
CSE 476 Mobile Application Development 3
CSE 477 Web Application Architecture and Development 3
CSE 480 Database Systems 3
CSE 482 Big Data Analysis 3