At which campus can I study this program?
|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: Require a grade of C or better|
|CMPSC 122||Intermediate Programming 1||3|
|CMPSC 360||Discrete Mathematics for Computer Science||3|
|CMPSC 465||Data Structures and Algorithms||3|
|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 courses||6|
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.
Naseem Ibrahim, Ph.D.
Program Chair, Associate Professor
Erie, PA 16563
Erie, PA 16563
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.
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.
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.