2011-2012 Academic Catalog 
    
    Oct 14, 2019  
2011-2012 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Science Minor


Overview


Undergraduate Program


The department views computer science as an academic discipline firmly rooted within Clark University’s liberal-arts tradition, with an emphasis on the science of designing software and hardware. Courses emphasize concepts and principles; at the same time, the program closely follows ACM guidelines for university computer science. The major provides preparation for a variety of career paths, both inside and outside the academic community. Two courses in fundamentals of computer science and one course in discrete mathematics serve as general introductory courses. Four intermediate courses (core requirements) expose the principles of computer science. One year of calculus is required and should be completed as soon as possible, if at all possible by the end of the sophomore year. Beyond this, a series of elective courses is offered in which applications and advanced topics are explored. Further information, including expanded course descriptions, can be found on the department’s Web site.

Program Minor


A minor in computer science consists of six courses: CSCI 120 - CSCI 121 -  Computer Programming I and II, and four other courses in Computer Science (although MATH 114 - Discrete Mathematics  may substitute for one), at least one of which is at the 200 level.

Here are some sample minors in computer science: