School of Computer Sciences

Minors available in the School of Computer Sciences

The School of Computer Sciences at Western Illinois University offers minors in Computer Science, Microcomputer Applications, and Information Systems.

Computer Science (Traditional): 18 s.h.

  • CS 114, 214, 250: 9 s.h.
  • Computer Science Electives: 9 s.h.

Note: A total of 6 s.h. must be at the 300 level or above.

This minor focuses on the basic principles of computer science by learning programming concepts.

Computer Science (Microcomputer Applications): 18 s.h.

  • CS 101, (114 or 220 or 488), (301 and 483), or (302 and 315): 12 s.h.
  • Computer Science Electives: 6 s.h.

Note: A total of 6 s.h. must be at the 300 level or above.

This minor focuses on using computer applications such as word processors, spreadsheets, and desktop databases. It is excellent for students who want to use computers in careers other than computer science.

Cyber Security: 18 s.h.

  • CS 305; CSEC 321: 6 s.h.
  • Choose one course from each of the following categories: 6 s.h.
    • CS 114 or CS 214: 3 s.h.
    • CS 395 or 455: 3 s.h.
  • Choose two courses from the following: CS 306, 320; IS 355; CSEC 322, 375: 6 s.h.

Note: Not open to students enrolled in the Cyber Security major, the Cyber Security emphasis within the Computer Science major, or the Cyber Security emphasis within the Information Systems major.

Information Systems: 18 s.h.

  • CS 114, 214; IS 340, 341, 342: 15 s.h.
  • Select remaining hours from upper division IS courses: 3 s.h.

Information Technology: 18 s.h.

  • CS 114 or 214; IS 340; CSEC 321: 9 s.h.
  • Choose one course from each of the following categories: 9 s.h.
    • Computer Science: CS 305, 315, 320, 455, 483
    • Information Systems: IS 325, 341, 355, 415
    • Cyber Security: CSEC 322, 375

Network Technologies: 18 s.h.

  • CS 114, 214; CSEC 321, 322: 12 s.h.
  • Choose any two from: CSEC 323, 375, 422, 436; CS 320, 395: 6 s.h.

View course descriptions in the undergraduate catalog.