Computer Science Minor

This minor is designed for students who have an interest in computer and information science and engineering. The program was created to provide students with the academic background necessary to understand the application of computers to scientific and engineering problems and to prepare students for possible graduate study in computer-related disciplines. Majors in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or Digital Arts and Sciences are not eligible to receive this minor.

To apply for the minor, a student must have a 2.5 GPA and complete the following courses with a grade of C or better: (prerequisites in parentheses)

  • MAC 2312 Analytic Geometry & Calculus II (MAC 2311) [Note: MAC 2234 is not allowed as a substitute for MAC 2312.]
  • COP 3502 Programming Fundamentals 1 (MAC 2311 – coreq)
  • COP 3503 Programming Fundamentals 2 (MAC 2311)

Please refer to the Undergraduate Catalog for other pertinent information regarding minors.

To complete the minor, a student must also complete the following courses with a grade of C or better:

  • COT 3100 Applications of Discrete Structures (MAC 2311, COP 3503 – coreq)
  • CDA 3101 Introduction to Computer Organization (MAC 2311, COP 3503, COT 3100)
  • COP 3530 Data Structures & Algorithms (MAC 2312, COP 3503, COT 3100)
  • COP 4600 Operating Systems (CDA 3101, COP 3530)

Total hours required = 20 credit hours

Due to the sequencing of coursework, the minor cannot be completed in less than three (3) semesters.

At least three of the following courses must be taken at the University of Florida: COP 3502, COP 3503, COT 3100, CDA 3101, COP 3530, and COP 4600. Courses taken at another institution will not be guaranteed for credit at the University of Florida until a CISE course equivalency has been completed.