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.

Information Systems: 21 s.h.

  • CS 114, 214; IS 324, 340, 341, 342: 18 s.h.
  • Select remaining hours from upper division IS courses: 3 s.h.

This minor prepares students to organize, develop, and manage the flow of information to support and streamline business activities in modern organizations.

Information Technology: 18 s.h.

  • CS 114 or 214; IS 340; NET 321: 9 s.h.
  • Choose one course from each of the following categories: 9 s.h.
    • Computer Science: CS 305, 315, 320, 455, 483, 484
    • Information Systems: IS 324, 325, 341, 355, 415
    • Network Technologies: NET 322, 375

Network Technologies: 18 s.h.

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

View course descriptions in the undergraduate catalog.

Contact

For more information about minors in the School of Computer Sciences, please speak with your academic advisor or contact the Computer Science Undergraduate Advisor.