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Minor: Computer Science

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Offered by: Department of Computer Science
Contact: Nicole Roy, 303 Upson Hall, 255.0982,


All undergraduates except Computer Science Majors and Information Science, Systems, and Technology Majors.

Educational Objectives

This minor is for students who anticipate that computer science will have a prominent role to play in their academic and professional career.


At least six (6) courses (minimum of 18 credits) chosen as follows:

Required Courses

  • CS/ENGRD 2110: Object-Oriented Programming and Data Structures
  • CS 3410: Computer System Organization and Programming
    CS 3420/ECE 3140: Computer Organization

Additional Courses

Four (4) CS courses numbered 3000 or higher, with the following exceptions:

  • CS 4999 and seminars are excluded.
  • CS 2800 is allowed.

Academic Standards

At least C in each course in the minor.


Cross-listed courses cannot be applied to the minor unless taken under the rubric CS (e.g. CS 4300 counts, but INFO 4300 does not), with the sole exceptions of ECE 3140 and CS courses also listed as ENGRD. All qualifying courses must be taken at Cornell for a letter grade. No substitutions allowed.