Suggested Minors for CS Majors

Minors for Computer Science Students

The following WWU academic departments offer minor programs which are a great fit with the Computer Science degree. Some can be earned with only a few classes outside the CS degree program requirements.  Schedule planning is essential as some courses are offered only once a year.

 

Mathematics Minor (35 credits)

Requirements

Notes

For more information contact:

CSCI 141 – Computer Programming I

  • or MATH 307 – Mathematical Computing

The extra classes you must take for the minor are:

MATH 224 and three 4-credit math electives. These electives can be MATH 341, plus two of M/CS 335, 375, 435 or 475, all of which also count as CS electives

Dr. Tjalling Ypma

360-650-3785, BH 206

Tjalling.Ypma@www.edu

 

Math Department website

 

MATH 124– Calculus & Analytic Geometry I

  • or MATH 134 – Calculus I Honors
  • or MATH 138 – Accelerated Calculus

MATH 125 – Calculus & Analytic Geometry II

  • or MATH 135 – Calculus II Honors

MATH 224 – Multivariable Calculus and Geometry I

MATH 204 – Elementary Linear Algebra

12 credits of approved MATH electives (except MATH 307, 381, 382, 383, 483, 491)

 

Physics Minor (48 credits)

Choose either:

For more information contact:

  • MATH 124– Calculus & Analytic Geometry I
  • MATH 125 – Calculus & Analytic Geometry II

or

  • MATH 134 – Calculus I Honors
  • MATH 135 – Calculus II Honors

or

  • MATH 138 – Accelerated Calculus
  • MATH 204 – Elementary Linear Algebra

Sara Lavender
Department Manager

360-650-3818, CF 385

Sara.Lavender@wwu.edu

physics@wwu.edu

 

Physics Department website

 

Required Courses:

MATH 224 – Multivariable Calculus and Geometry I

MATH 331 – Ordinary Differential Equations

PHYS 161 – Physics with Calculus I

PHYS 162 – Physics with Calculus II

PHYS 163 – Physics with Calculus III

PHYS 220 – Physics with Calculus IV

PHYS 224 – Modern Physics I

PHYS 225 – Modern Physics II

 

 

 

Other complementary minors for the CS major include:

Internet Resource Creation & Management Minor (28–29 credits)

If you are interested in the internet & web development, you will enjoy this minor. The minor is designed to teach students how to create websites using current tools and technology, and to think critically about the history, design, and ethics of internet technologies.

Required Courses:

For more information contact:

CSCI 102 – Computer–Mediated Communications

Dr. Dustin O’Hara

Program Director

360–650–4838

Oharad@wwu.edu

 

CSCI 202 – Dynamic Web Pages

CSCI 403 – Internship in Internet Studies

MIS 314 – Fundamentals of Web Site Development and Management

COMM 318 – Professional Communication

Choose Either:

  •      ENG 302 – Introduction to Technical and Professional Writing
  •      ENG 402 – Advanced Technical and Professional Writing

   or

  •      JOUR 207 – Newswriting
  •      JOUR 309 – Editing

 

User Experience (UX) Design Minor for CS Students (27–28 credits)

For advising see Engineering and Design Department

A holistic, multidisciplinary approach to the design of user interfaces for digital products, defining their form, behavior, and content.

Required Courses:

For more information contact:

DSGN 111 – Design View

Jason Morris

360-650-2514, ET 335 Jason.Morris@wwu.edu

 

www.etec.wwu.edu

 

DSGN 310 – Principles of Interaction Design

PSY 101 – Introduction to Psychology

PSY 315 – Applied Cognition for User Experience Design

ID 460 – Capstone UX Design Project

Choose one from:

  • CSCI 426 – Principles of Human–Centered Technology Design
  • CSCI 436 – Technology for Social Good
  • CSCI 497N – Scientific Data Visualization

Choose one from:

  • DSGN 211 – Foundations of Visual Communication
  • DSGN 249 – Graphic Design Concepts
  • ID 110 – Industrial Design Foundation
  • ID 130 – History of Industrial Design      
  • ID 320 – Industrial Design CAD Skills

 

Embedded Systems Minor

For advising see Engineering and Design Department

Required Courses:

For more information contact:

ETEC 111 – Circuit Analysis I  

Todd Morton 

360-650-2918, ET 206

Todd.Morton@wwu.edu

 

www.etec.wwu.edu

 

ETEC 233 – Digital Electronics

ETEC 244 – Embedded Microcontrollers  

ETEC 333 – Digital System Design  

ETEC 344 – Embedded Microcontrollers II  

ETEC 444 – Embedded Systems  

 

For CS Advising, contact Mary Hall Mary.Hall@wwu.edu