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The minor in computer science provides the student with an introduction to the fundamentals of this area of study. The minor, available to students in all majors (except for CPSC, COMP, CECN and CEEN), focuses on developing a basic foundation in computing, including components of programming, data structures and algorithm analysis, and computer architecture. The minor is administered by the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. Eligible students must submit an application in order to be considered for and allowed to pursue a minor in computer science.

Students must be in a degree-granting major to apply for the computer science minor. (General Engineering students are not eligible as they are not yet in a degree-granting major.) Also, students must have completed at least 1 semester at Texas A&M University and have at least a 3.25 TAMU GPA. Note that students do not need the minor on their official record to take the 100-level and 200-level courses from the minor's program requirements. 

Computer science minor applications are currently closed. Applications will open again on April 22, 2024. They will remain open until the program has reached capacity.

Additional Notes

  • Students majoring in computer science (BS-CPSC), computer engineering (BS-CPEN, BS-CECN and BS-CEEN) or computing (BA-COMP) will not be allowed to minor in computer science. Course work for the minor is not sufficiently different for those majors.
  • MATH 151 is a prerequisite for CSCE 222. Acceptable alternatives for MATH 151 include MATH 171, 131, 142 or 147.
  • MATH 220 or 302 is an acceptable substitute for CSCE 222.
  • CSCE 350 or ECEN 350 is an acceptable substitute for CSCE 312.