The minors, concentrations and programs offered in this College of Arts and Sciences section are interdisciplinary in nature and are attractive additions to many degree programs in the university. They are available to all students in the university. As a general rule, no more than 8 credits of course work used to satisfy one major, minor or concentration may be applied toward another, but exceptions to this rule may be allowed with the written approval of the program coordinators. A student wishing to pursue any of these minors, concentrations and programs should consult with the coordinator listed with each program and should file a Concentration/ Minor Authorization Form where appropriate.
Minors in Computer Science, Computing, and Information Technology
Coordinator: Dae-kyoo Kim (Computer Science and Engineering)
The School of Engineering and Computer Science offers the following three minors, which are available to students in the College of Arts and Sciences.
The minor in computer science is suitable for students with majors in mathematics, physics, chemistry or biology, who may wish to emphasize numerical, scientific and engineering aspects of computing.
The minors in computing and information technology are suitable for students with majors in English, history, modern languages, philosophy, psychology, sociology or anthropology, who may wish to take courses that emphasize non-numerical and symbolic data processing aspects of computing and information technology.
With a major in economics, a student may wish to take courses oriented toward application of computers in management data processing.
For specific requirements for each of these minors, see the Department of Computer Science and Engineering section of this catalog.
Director: Charles Mabee
Committee: Elysa White (Philosophy), Achmat Salie
Religious Studies minors
The need for increased understanding of religious influences in the modern world has perhaps never been more apparent than at the present time. Judaism, Islam and Christianity in particular – with their intertwined historical, theological, cultural and ethnic components – are integrally connected to the most urgent global political issues of the contemporary world. The purpose of the minor in religious studies is to provide students with a coherent and nuanced framework for achieving greater insights into the scope and complexity of these issues.