Computer Science, Minor (Behrend)

Program Code: CSCBC_UMNR

Program Requirements

Requirement Credits
Requirements for the Minor 18

Requirements for the Minor

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor, as specified by Senate Policy 59-10.

Prescribed Courses
Prescribed Courses: Require a grade of C or better
CMPSC 122Intermediate Programming 13
CMPSC 360Discrete Mathematics for Computer Science3
CMPSC 465Data Structures and Algorithms3
Additional Courses
Additional Courses: Require a grade of C or better
Select one of the following:3
Object Oriented Programming with Web-Based Applications
Computer Organization and Architecture
Object-Oriented Software Design and Construction
Supporting Courses and Related Areas
Supporting Courses and Related Areas: Require a grade of C or better
Select 6 credits of 400-level (below 490) CMPSC courses6

Academic Advising

The objectives of the university’s academic advising program are to help advisees identify and achieve their academic goals, to promote their intellectual discovery, and to encourage students to take advantage of both in-and out-of class educational opportunities in order that they become self-directed learners and decision makers.

Both advisers and advisees share responsibility for making the advising relationship succeed. By encouraging their advisees to become engaged in their education, to meet their educational goals, and to develop the habit of learning, advisers assume a significant educational role. The advisee’s unit of enrollment will provide each advisee with a primary academic adviser, the information needed to plan the chosen program of study, and referrals to other specialized resources.

READ SENATE POLICY 32-00: ADVISING POLICY

Erie

Naseem Ibrahim, Ph.D.
Program Chair, Associate Professor
173 Burke
Erie, PA 16563
814-898-6184
nii1@psu.edu

Melanie Ford
Advising Coordinator
211 Burke
Erie, PA 16563
814-898-6685
mrf11@psu.edu

Career Paths

The minor in Computer Science can be pursued by students in most Penn State Behrend degree programs. Penn State Behrend has a comprehensive support system to help you identify and achieve your goals for college and beyond. Meet with your academic adviser often and take advantage of the services offered by the Academic and Career Planning Center beginning in your first semester.

Careers

All employers and industry sectors value computing and data-science skills; a minor in Computer Science may set you apart from fellow job-seekers in fields as varied as biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, science, accounting, economics, business economics, and marketing.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT POTENTIAL CAREER OPTIONS FOR GRADUATES WITH A MINOR IN COMPUTER SCIENCE

Opportunities for Graduate Studies

Adding a specialized minor such as Computer Science to a broader engineering major or to a natural sciences or business degree demonstrates to graduate programs your commitment to interdisciplinary thinking and greatly expands your opportunities for graduate study.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT OPPORTUNITIES FOR GRADUATE STUDIES

Contact

Erie

SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
242 Jack Burke Research and Economic Development Center
5101 Jordan Road
Erie, PA 16563
814-898-6153
engineering@psu.edu

http://behrend.psu.edu/school-of-engineering