Computer Science Minor

Keith Coates
Chair of Mathematics & Computer Science
Associate Professor of Mathematics
Office: (417) 873-7380

Computer Science Minor

The minor in computer science allows students to combine their study of software development with majors in their desired areas of application, preparing the students for various professional positions that involve computer programming as a component.

All prerequisites must be completed prior to enrollment in the following courses.

Required Core Courses (18 hours):
CSCI 241: Discrete Mathematics
CSCI 251: Introduction to Computer Science
CSCI 261: Data Structures
CSCI 262: Algorithms
CSCI 351: Programming Languages
CSCI 371: Software Engineering

Choose one of the following (3 hours):
CSCI 331: Operating Systems
CSCI 361: Computer Organization

Students interested in graduate school in computer science are encouraged to complete a minor in mathematics, including linear algebra and differential equations. Graduate study in analysis of algorithms and the study of computability theory require an advanced understanding of mathematics.