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Computer Science Minor

Degree Type: Minor

College(s): Arts and Sciences

Required Courses  Credit Hours 
CPSC 130 Programming - Problem Solving 4
CPSC 200 Object Oriented Programming 4
CPSC 300 Data Structures and Algorithms 4
Electives (Choose 3):
CPSC 320 Computer Simulation 3
CPSC 326 Computer Graphics 3
CPSC 330 Parallel Programming 4
CPSC 340 Computer Organization 4
CPSC 442 Programming Language Concepts 3
MATH 328 Discrete Structures 3
MATH 340 Numerical Analysis 3
ECNS 323 Real Time Operating Systems 4

Why Choose the Computer Science Minor?

A minor in Computer Science will significantly enhance the employability of a graduate from any program at Ferris. Computer skills are among the most important skills an employer is looking for in employees today. It can serve to enhance the expertise of the student in their major field and also serve as an excellent preparation for entry-level positions in the computing field.

Through the course work of the Computer Science minor, students will be provided the opportunity to learn computer science applications such as programming language, computer architecture, microprocessor-controlled equipment and local area networks.

Admission Requirements

This Computer Science minor is open to any student admitted to Ferris State and pursuing a baccalaureate degree except those pursuing the Applied Mathematics Computer Science option. The minor is designed to complement any Ferris major program. Students may use only one-third of the credits in a minor that overlap with the student's major. For example: If a minor is 18 credits, 6 credits may be applied to the minor that are also used in the major. Students may apply 6 credit hours of overlap between minors.

Graduation Requirements

An academic minor may only be awarded upon completion of a baccalaureate degree at Ferris State. This minor requires a minimum of 20 credits and a minimum grade average of 2.5 in these courses.

Also, 50 percent of the credits for a minor must be taught by Ferris State University.

More Information

ADVISOR: Dr. James Nystrom
PHONE: 231-591-5864
E-MAIL: nystroj@ferris.edu

Mathematics Department
Ferris State University
820 Campus Drive, ASC 2021
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Phone: 231-591-2565

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