The minor in Computer and Information Science is a valuable choice for students in all technical disciplines as well as for students in management, social sciences, and mathematics. The importance of computer and information science is increasing in all organizations and businesses. Use of ever-changing hardware and software systems continue to permeate research laboratories and offices throughout the world. In a competitive job market, an understanding of the computer and information science field can play a significant role in satisfying conditions for employment.
Total Credit Hours: 20
A. Required Courses (12 credits)
- MAT 115 Finite Mathematics for Computer Science
- CS 240 Data Structures and Algorithms
- CS 249 Object-Oriented Programming
B. Elective Courses (at least 8 credits)
- CS 220 Computer Organization
- CS 330 Operating Systems and Networking
- CS 350 Information and Knowledge Management
- CS 370 Software Engineering
No more than eight credits may be applied to both the Computer and Information Science and Computer Information Systems minors. At least 12 credits must be taken in residence at SUNY Poly. A maximum of two courses taken at other institutions may be applied to the minor. Computer Information Systems majors may not use Computer Science courses to fulfill both the upper division elective requirement for the major and the elective course requirement for the minor.