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Minors

UA’s Department of Computer Science offers two minors – computing technology and applications and computer science.

Computing technology and applications is designed for students who wish to gain proficiency in the use of computing to accompany their chosen major. This minor consists of a series of literacy courses that ensure students have the ability to use common productivity software in their chosen career.

The computer science minor is designed for students who wish to have a deeper understanding of the core areas of the computer science discipline. This minor is designed primarily for students who wish to do graduate work with computing, perhaps as a secondary field to their major area.

Minor in Computing Technology and Applications

The minor in computing technology and applications (offered by the Department of Computer Science) is primarily designed for students who are seeking to become computer literate in today’s rapidly advancing technology. This minor requires 18 hours of CS courses that are specifically designed for non-majors.

The University of Alabama Undergraduate Catalog is home to the most up-to-date curriculum and course information. For further information on our programs, please visit the College of Engineering section of the catalog. The College’s Academic Advising Center can assist current students with curriculum information.

Requirements

  • CS 102: Microcomputer Applications: 3 hours.
  • Six (6) hours of CS courses that complete one of the four sequences listed below:
    • CS 202 and CS 205 (Web)
    • CS 285 and CS 385 (Spreadsheets)
    • CS 302 and CS 305 (Databases)
    • CS 340 and CS 345 (Law and Ethics)
  • Nine (9) hours of additional courses offered by the Computer Science Department. Most students select their nine hours courses from the list below:
    • CS 202 – Introduction to the Information Highway
    • CS 205 – Web Site Design
    • CS 285 – Computerized Management Information Systems
    • CS 302 – Computer Database Systems
    • CS 305 – Advanced Database Systems
    • CS 340 – Legal and Ethical Issues in Computing
    • CS 345 – Advanced Legal and Ethical Issues
    • CS 385 – Advanced Computerized Management Information Systems
    • CS 391 – Special Topics

Comments

  • The following courses all carry a C-designation and thus can be used towards the completion of your Core Curriculum requirements:
    • CS 202, CS 205, CS 285, CS 302, CS 305, CS 340, CS 345, CS 385
  • CS 391 special-topics courses will count towards the 18 hours for this minor. However, they do not carry a C-designation and thus cannot be used towards your Core Curriculum requirements.
  • Students who pass the CS 102 placement test must still complete 18 hours of CS coursework.
  • For students in the College of Arts & Sciences, at least two of your CS courses must be 300-level or higher.
  • Computer Technology and Applications Minors who need to complete CS 466

Minor in Computer Science

The minor in computer science is a broad-based minor in the core areas of the computer science discipline. This minor is designed primarily for students who wish to do graduate work in computer science, perhaps as a secondary field to their major area.

It consists of the following courses:

  • CS 100
  • CS 101
  • CS 121
  • CS 200
  • CS 201
  • Math 301

For additional information about computer science minors, contact Dr. David Cordes.