Sep 18, 2021  
2017-2018 University Catalog 
2017-2018 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Science Minor

16-18 Credits Required

Application Process

  • Students must have completed with a ‘C’ grade or better both CS 18000 and a Math class as follows:
  • CS 18000   (or receive a 5 on the AP Computer Science test, or receive a 4 on the AP Computer Science test and pass the CS 18000 test-out exam)  and
  • For the Fall 2016 semester, one of the following courses 
    • MA 16100  or MA 16500  or (MA 22300  and MA 22400 )
    • or, prior to the Fall 2016 semeser,  MA 16300, or MA 16700, or (MA 22100 and MA 22200), or MA 16021
    • or establish credit for Calculus I through AP credit, Transfer Credit, or credit by exam.

To apply:

1. Complete the CS Minor Application with your advisor.

2. Submit complete and signed application to the administrative assistant in the CS Undergraduate Advising Office (LWSN 1123) between 8:00 am - 12:00 pm, or 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, or to an advisor during their posted non-major walk-in hours. If the application is approved, a minor in Computer Science will be granted upon completion of the following requirements:

  • Five (5) CS courses from the list below.  AP credit can be used for the minor application as described above, but will not count toward the five required CS courses.

  • All courses’ pre-requisites must be met in order to enroll in CS courses. Click the link for each course to see the required pre-requisites.

  • All courses must be taken at the Purdue West Lafayette campus.

  • A minimum grade of ‘C’ in all CS courses used towards the minor is required.  (A ‘C-’ is not accepted.)

  • Enrollment in all CS courses is subject to space availability. CS Minors are expected to take CS courses during off-peak sessions.  Students are responsible for maintaining an up-to-date minor plan of study, for knowing registration timelines, and for requesting space through the correct process.   Computer Science majors are given priority in registering for CS classes.

  • CS Minors may take a total of five (5) CS major courses and no more.

Requirements for the Minor


*Students with AP CS credit (as described above) may use their AP credit in place of CS 18000 as a pre-requisite for other CS courses, but AP credit will not count toward the five (5) CS courses. In this case, the student must choose three of the following Elective Courses.

^Math majors may use MA 37500  in place of CS 18200 as a pre-requisite for other CS courses, but Math 37500 will not count toward the five (5) CS courses.  In this case, the student must choose three of the following Elective Courses.


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