Today’s highly digital world requires a high level of technical proficiency from every graduate entering the workforce. Khoury College of Computer Sciences minors provide the computer science skills and critical knowledge you need to succeed—in just five courses. Even if you don’t have any programming experience, a minor in computer or data science is within reach.
Choosing the right minor
If you are interested in pursuing a Computer Science Minor, you will take Fundamentals of Computer Science 1 and 2 to acquire a core set of programming skills. Data Science minors have an additional choice: take the Fundamentals courses, or start your minor off with Programming with Data instead.
Upon completion of the Fundamentals suite, follow the path that best fits your career goals:
- A CS Minor focuses on building the software and services infrastructure used by individuals and organizations worldwide.
- A DS minor focuses on the collection, manipulation, storage, retrieval, and computational analysis of data in its various forms, including numeric, textual, image, and video data from small to large volumes.
Integrate your education with Khoury Meaningful Minors
The Khoury Meaningful Minors program enables you to personalize a computer or data science minor to match your academic studies and meet your career goals. Acquire in-depth interdisciplinary knowledge that directly applies to your major while gaining in-demand technical skills and preparing for the digital economy. Take one elective related to computation or information from a pre-approved list of computer science or data science courses offered across the university. This allows you to integrate the minor with a course in your major or in another area of interest. You may also choose to take all electives in the minor within Khoury.