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CS Minor

CS Minor

Computer Science Minor

Are you ready to unlock a world of possibilities? Explore the exciting and dynamic field of computer science with our Minor in Computer Science program. Whether you're majoring in a different discipline or simply want to enhance your skills, our program offers a gateway to the digital age. Discover the power of coding, problem-solving, and data analysis, and position yourself for success in a rapidly evolving job market.

Why Choose Our Computer Science Minor:

Our Computer Science Minor program is designed to provide you with a solid foundation in computer science principles and practical skills. You'll gain hands-on experience in programming languages like Python, Java, and more, enabling you to tackle real-world challenges and make a meaningful impact in various industries.

Our experienced faculty members are at the forefront of computer science research and innovation. They bring their expertise into the classroom, ensuring you receive a top-notch education that combines theory with practical applications. You'll have the opportunity to work on cutting-edge projects, participate in coding competitions, and collaborate with industry partners.

Career Opportunities:

A minor in computer science opens doors to a wide range of career opportunities. In today's technology-driven world, employers across industries are seeking candidates with computer science skills. Whether you aspire to become a software developer, data analyst, IT consultant,  researcher, or even an entrepreneur, our program equips you with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in these roles.

Cross-Disciplinary Excellence:

At our institution, we understand the value of a cross-disciplinary education. Pairing a minor in computer science with your major field of study can set you apart in the job market. Imagine combining your passion for biology, business, psychology, or any other field with the ability to leverage technology and data to drive innovation and solutions.


A minor consists of Computer Science 202215, 220 and at least nine hours of 300-level Computer Science coursework.

Electrical and Computer Engineering students only need to take CS 215 and four 3xx or 4xx CS courses.  Electrical and Computer Engineering students may optionally substitute one of the required four CS 300 or 400 level courses with CS 221.

At least nine of these hours must be taken at SIU Carbondale.

Ready to Get Started?

Are you excited to embark on your computer science journey? Apply now to join our program and take the first step towards a future filled with endless possibilities. If you have any questions or need more information, feel free to contact us at csinfo@cs.siu.edu or 618-536-2327. We look forward to helping you achieve your goals in the world of computer science!