CS Minor Requirements

Matriculation disclaimer - Computer Science Minor

Requirements listed are for those students who declared the minor starting Fall 2020. See prior requirements in UI 2019-20 General Catalog

The undergraduate minor in computer science requires a minimum of 18 s.h. in computer science, including 12 s.h. in courses taken at the University of Iowa. Students must maintain a g.p.a. of at least 2.00 in all courses for the minor and in all UI courses for the minor. Coursework in the minor may not be taken pass/nonpass. Students excused from courses required for the minor may substitute other computer science electives.

Note: Students majoring in informatics may earn a minor in computer science. Students majoring in computer science, computer science and engineering, or data science may not earn a minor in computer science.

The minor in computer science requires the following coursework.

All of these:

Minor Requirements
Course Number & Name Semester Hours
CS:1210 Computer Science I: Fundamentals 4 s.h.
CS:2210 Discrete Structures 3 s.h.
CS:2230 Computer Science II: Data Structures 4 s.h.
CS:2630 Computer Organization 4 s.h.
CS:3330 Algorithms 3 s.h.

Students who have completed ENGR:1300 Introduction to Engineering Computing and ENGR:2730 Computers in Engineering are considered to have satisfied the minor's requirement for CS:1210 Computer Science I: Fundamentals.

Students may declare the computer science minor on MyUI, and they may request an audit for the minor through MyUI.


Why a CS or Informatics minor? Landing a Job of the Future Takes a Two-Track Mind — from The Wall Street Journal (December 28, 2009)