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Applied Computer Science Minor (Purdue)

Offered by: Department of Computer & Information Science Computer science supports progress across many other disciplines and develops problem solving, computational thinking, and abstract reasoning skills that can be used in any field.

Why choose a minor in applied computer science?

Designed for students pursuing degrees in the social and behavioral sciences, business, liberal arts, and health-related professions, the applied computer science minor provides a broad introduction to the field of computer science and the tools to create technology solutions for application in their field of interest. The program includes courses in software development, data analysis, and web development.

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"My computer science minor helps me maneuver through programs vital to doing dental work. It also gave me a new appreciation for technology. Having this minor definitely gives me an advantage in dental school!"

Brandi Herron | Computer Science Minor | Biology Major | Dental Student, IU School of Dentistry

Minor requirements

  • The applied computer science minor requires completion of 19 credit hours of computer science courses with a 2.0 cumulative GPA for required minor courses.
  • No individual grade below a C- is acceptable. At least 12 credit hours earned toward the minor must be taken in residence at IUPUI.
  • The minor requires: CSCI-N201, Programming Concepts, CSCI N207, Data Analysis Using Spreadsheets or CSCI-N211, Introduction to Databases, CSCI-N241, Fundamentals of Web Development, CSCI 23000, Computing I, and two advanced CSCI electives.
    • These electives are to be taken from the approved list of electives for CSCI majors.
  • Note: A student may not complete both a Certificate in Applied Computer Science and the Applied Computer Science Minor. Only nine credit hours taken before application to the Applied Computer Science Minor are allowed, and not less than 12 credit hours must be taken while in residence at IUPUI.

Apply for a minor

Computer science minors are available to current IUPUI undergraduates only. Upon starting the program, students should consult an advisor, who can be reached at (317) 274-2724.  Students must apply for the minor to have it placed on their record when enrolled in their final minor course.

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