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One of the most popular minors on campus, the Computer Science minor gives you the competitive edge by teaching you computing skills you can use in almost any field to make you highly employable. With a range of courses designed specifically for non-majors, the Computer Science minor is a career boost for nearly every major.

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Curriculum

The flexibility of the Computer Science minor allows you to take at least two units from nearly any area of CS that suits your major and desired skill set. If your computing knowledge needs a boost, you may choose from several entry-level courses, such as Introduction to Programming for Non-Majors or Accelerated Introduction to Program Design. You may also take courses at a higher level, allowing you to specialize in areas like Operating Systems, Computer Networks, or Software Security Engineering to provide an integrating capstone experience and deepen your marketability.

Application Process

The Computer Science Department has an advisor for CS minors. Students are required to consult with the CS Minor advisor before declaring the CS Minor. Majors in Computer Science and Computers with Applications do not qualify for a minor in Computer Science. Students may double count CS courses, but should review the Operational Rules of the Minor at WPI to avoid problems. The form to apply for the CS minor can be found online.

The CS Minor Advisor can be contacted via minoradvisor@cs.wpi.edu.