College of Engineering, Informatics, and Applied Sciences2021-2022

School of Informatics, Computing and Cyber Systems

Computer Science, Minor

This minor introduces the basic principles and practices of computer science, opening doors to the world of data structures, programming, and authoring tools. Students will gain skills that can be applied in such fields as business, government, administration, engineering, teaching, law, design, online commerce, etc


What Can I Do with a Minor in Computer Science?

Unleash your imagination. Picture yourself rolling out your own breakthrough software to be the next Google or YouTube, working on the next generation of computer gaming engines, or developing new applications at Microsoft, IBM, or Intel. Whether you start a career right away or pursue graduate study first, adding the Computer Science minor to your major will help build a platform for your high-tech dreams.

Work on project design teams with students from other disciplines to create software, and build the technical and professional skills necessary for success in the expanding universe of high technology. Thinking of studying abroad to take advantage of global career trends? We strongly encourage international study and facilitate internships in other countries. Wherever your imagination takes you, a computer science education at Northern Arizona University will open new doors.

University Requirements

  • A minor is earned in conjunction with a bachelor's degree.

    To receive a minor (18 to 24 units) at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses from one or more subject matter areas with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0. At least 12 units of the minor must be unique to that minor and not applied to any other minor.


In addition to University Requirements:

  • Complete individual plan requirements.

Please note that students may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

No more than 50% of the units used to satisfy minor requirements may be used to satisfy major requirements.

Minimum Units for Completion 20
Highest Mathematics Required MAT 136
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Minor Requirements
  • Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.

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