Admission into the Minor

Students are expected to formally declare a minor. With the assistance of an adviser in the minor department, students should complete the Declaration of Minor form before or during the third year of full-time enrollment.

The minor in computing technology and applications (offered by the department of computer science) is primarily designed for students who are seeking to become computer literate in today's rapidly advancing technology. This minor requires 18 hours of CS courses that are specifically designed for non-majors.

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Minor Courses
CS 102Microcomputer Applications3
Select one of the following sequences:6
Intro to the Internet
and Web Site Design
Microcomputer Appl II
and Prototyping In Visual Environm
Computerized Database Systems
and Advanced Computerized Database Systems
Legal & Ethical Issues in Comp
and Advanced Legal and Ethical Issues in Computing
Select nine hours of additional courses offered by the Computer Science Department. Most students select nine hours of the following:9
Intro to the Internet
Web Site Design
Microcomputer Appl II
Computerized Database Systems
Advanced Computerized Database Systems
Legal & Ethical Issues in Comp
Advanced Legal and Ethical Issues in Computing
Prototyping In Visual Environm
Special Topics 1
Total Hours18

CS 391 Special Topics courses will count towards the 18 hours for this minor. However, they do not carry a C-designation and thus cannot be used towards your Core Curriculum requirements.

The following courses all carry a C-designation and thus can be used towards the completion of your Core Curriculum requirements:

CS 202Intro to the Internet3
CS 205Web Site Design3
CS 285Microcomputer Appl II3
CS 302Computerized Database Systems3
CS 340Legal & Ethical Issues in Comp3
CS 345Advanced Legal and Ethical Issues in Computing3
CS 385Prototyping In Visual Environm3

Students who pass the CS 102 Microcomputer Applications placement test must still complete 18 hours of CS coursework.

For students in the College of Arts and Sciences, at least two of your CS courses must be 300 level or higher.

Grade Point Average

A 2.0 grade point average in the minor is required. The minor GPA is calculated based on all courses applicable to the minor that the student has attempted at UA.

Upper-level Residency

A minimum of six hours of 300- or 400-level courses in the minor must be earned on this campus.

Ancillary Courses

This minor does not require ancillary courses.

Additional Minor Requirements

Students are responsible for ensuring that they have met all University, College, major and minor requirements. However, each student must meet with an adviser in the major department for academic planning and to be cleared for registration each semester. College advisers are also available for additional assistance with minor, College and University requirements.