In the computer science minor students explore an in-depth study of programming or sample selected theoretical or applied areas within the computer science field. At least two of the four electives must have course numbers of 300 or higher and students with the proper prerequisites may use graduate-level computer science courses toward the minor.
Notes about this minor:
- This minor is closed to students majoring in computer science.
- Posting of the minor on the student's academic transcript requires a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the minor.
- Notations may appear in the curriculum chart below outlining pre-requisites, co-requisites, and other curriculum requirements (see footnotes).
|CSCI-141||Computer Science I*|
|CSCI-142||Computer Science II*|
|MATH-181||Project-based Calculus I†|
|MATH-182||Project-based Calculus II†|
|Choose one of the following:‡|
|MATH-190||Discrete Mathematics for Computing|
|MATH-200||Discrete Mathematics and Introduction to Proof|
|CSCI-243||The Mechanics of Programming|
|Choose four of the following:§|
|CSCI-250||Concepts of Computer Systems|
|CSCI-251||Concepts of Parallel and Distributed Systems|
|CSCI-261||Analysis of Algorithms|
|CSCI-262||Introduction to Computer Science Theory|
|CSCI-263||Honors Introduction to Computer Science Theory|
|CSCI-320||Principles of Data Management|
|CSCI-331||Introduction to Intelligent Systems|
|CSCI-344||Programming Language Concepts|
|CSCI-351||Data Communications and Networks I|
|CSCI-420||Principles of Data Mining|
|CSCI-431||Introduction to Computer Vision|
|CSCI-455||Principles of Computer Security|
|CSCI-462||Introduction to Cryptography|
|CSCI-510||Introduction to Computer Graphics|
|CSCI-519||Seminar in Computer Graphics|
|CSCI-529||Seminar in Data Management|
|CSCI-531||Introduction to Security Measurement|
|CSCI-532||Introduction to Intelligent Security Systems|
|CSCI-539||Seminar in Intelligent Systems|
|CSCI-549||Seminar in Languages and Tools|
|CSCI-559||Seminar in Systems|
|CSCI-569||Seminar in Theory|
|CSCI-599||Computer Science Undergraduate Independent Study|
* Students may also fulfill the prerequisite requirement with an equivalent two-course introductory programming sequence.
† Students may also fulfill the prerequisite requirement with an equivalent two-course calculus sequence.
‡ Students may also choose the equivalent of one discrete mathematics course.
§ Courses numbered CSCI-600 or higher may also be selected.
Quarter Curriculum - For Reference Only
Effective fall 2013, RIT converted its academic calendar from quarters to semesters. The following content has been made available as reference only. Currently matriculated students who began their academic programs in quarters should consult their academic adviser for guidance and course selection.
The computer science minor establishes a foundation in basic programming fundamentals with an emphasis on modern programming practices. The minor provides students with an opportunity to expand their programming foundation by delving more deeply into programming or by sampling selected theoretical or applied areas within computer science. The minor adviser will evaluate a student’s prior computing background and advise the student regarding initial placement and course prerequisites. A student must complete at least 20 quarter credit hours of approved computer science courses from the department of computer science. At least 12 quarter credit hours must be courses not required by a student’s home department.
Prerequisites: None (However, the 4003-241, 242, 243 sequence is a prerequisite to 4003-334, a course that is either a direct or indirect prerequisite for many computer science courses.)
Electives—Choose five of the following:
4003-241 Problem-Based Introduction to Computer Science
4003-242 Data Structures for Problem Solving
4003-243 Object-Oriented Programming
4003-334 Computer Science 4
4003-345 Computer Organization
4003-380 Introduction to Computer Science Theory
4003-389 Honors Introduction to Computer Science Theory
4003-406 Systems Programming I
4003-420 Data Communications and Networks I
4003-440 Operating Systems I
4003-450 Programming Language Concepts
4003-451 XML: Architecture, Tools, and Techniques
4003-455 Artificial Intelligence
4003-457 Introduction to Computer Vision
4003-471 Privacy and Security
4003-481 Complexity and Computability
4003-485 Database Concepts
4003-486 Database System Implementation
4003-506 Systems Programming 2
4003-515 Analysis of Algorithms
4003-520 Computer Architecture
4003-531 Parallel Computing 1
4003-532 Parallel Computing 2
4003-541 Data Communications and Networks 2
4003-542 Data Communications and Networks 3
4003-543 Ad Hoc Networks
4003-544 Operating Systems 2
4003-552 Artificial Intelligence for Interactive Environments
4003-553 Biologically Inspired Intelligence Systems
4003-558 Advanced Computer Vision
4003-561 Programming Skills
4003-570 Computer Graphics 1
4003-571 Computer Graphics 2
4003-572 Computer Animation Algorithms and Techniques
4003-573 Procedural Shading
4003-580 Language Processors
4003-590 Seminar in Computer Science