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Computer Science

Computer Science Minors

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25 University Avenue, #150
West Chester, PA 19383

Phone: 610-436-2204
Fax: 610-436-3530

Dr. James Fabrey

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Ms. Kathleen Barimani

Computer Science Minors

The Computer Science Department offers three minors. Computer Science majors may only take the Web Technology minor.

  • Computer Science: a 19-credit minor consisting of most Computer Science core courses.
  • Information Technology: contains the basic concepts of Computer Science with less focus on programming.
  • Web Technology: a multidisciplinary minor focusing on world-wide-web concepts and development.

To enroll in a minor program, a student must submit a completed and signed Application for Minor form (Undergraduate Studies) to the Office of the Registrar. For more information, please contact the Chairperson of the Computer Science Department.

Computer Science Minor

The Computer Science Minor consists of 19 credits consisting of the following six required courses:

Course Number Course Title Credits
CSC 141 Computer Science I 3
CSC 142 Computer Science II 3
MAT 151 Introduction to Discrete Mathematics 3
MAT 161 Calculus I 4
CSC 240 Computer Science III 3
CSC 241 Data Structures and Algorithms 3

Introduction to Discrete Mathematics (MAT 151) counts towards General Education

In addition, at least one 300-level CSC classroom course is strongly recommended. A student must earn a minimum grade of C- in each course and a minimum overall GPA of 2.0 in all courses taken for the minor. For more information refer to the Computer Science Minor guidance sheet or consult with the Computer Science Chairperson.

Information Technology Minor

This minor is intended for non Computer Science majors only. It introduces students to the fundamentals of programming, computer security, web technology, database systems and networking. These six core courses must be completed:

Course Number Course Title Frequency Offered Prereqs.
CSC 115 Introduction to Computer Programming Fall/Spring
CSW 131 Introduction to Web Design Fall/Spring
CST 221 Database Systems Fall
CST 235 Networking and System Administration Spring
CSC 301 Introduction to Computer Security Fall/Spring 3 courses in IT minor
CSW 315 Introduction to Web Programming Fall/Spring CSW 131, CSC 115 (or equivalent)

A student must earn a minimum grade of C- in each course and a minimum overall GPA of 2.0 for all courses taken in the minor.

Web Technology Minor

Effective Spring 2013. The Web Technology Minor is an 18-credit multi-disciplinary minor administered by the Computer Science department. The core courses are taught by the Computer Science, Art, and Communications Studies departments. The minor requires three core courses (9 credits) and three electives (9 credits).

Core - 9 credits

Course Number Course Title Department Frequency Prereqs.
ART 113 Digital Design I Art Fall/Spring
COM 201 Fundamentals of Communication Technology Communications Studies Fall
CSW 131 Living in the Digital Age Introduction to Web Design Fall/Spring

Electives - 9 credits

Electives of this minor are provided by Art, Communications Studies, Computer Science, English, History, and the Professional and Secondary Education departments. Select one elective from each of 3 different departments.

Course Number Course Title Department Frequency Prereqs.
ART 210 Typography Art Fall ART 111, ART 113
COM 292 Living in the Digital Age Communications Studies Fall
CSW 315* Introduction to Web Programming Computer Science Fall/Spring CSW 131, CSC 115
EDM 300 Introduction to Edcuational Technology Integration Professional and Secondary Education Fall/Spring
ENG 320 Writing and Computers English Fall/Spring
HIS 390 Historical Controversy on the World Wide Web History Spring
HIS 480 Computer Applications in History History Fall
WRH 205 Composing Cyberspace English Fall

* Computer Science Majors may substitute CSC 417 for CSW 315

A student must earn a minimum grade of C- in each course taken to satisfy a minor requirement, and a minimum overall GPA of 2.0 for all courses taken for the minor.

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