Why Minor in Computer Science

Why a minor in Computer Science?

No matter your academic field of choice, can you imagine being there without computers? How would it be different? Are there things that you would not be able to do? So, wouldn’t a more extensive knowledge of computer science be useful?  There are computer scientists in every discipline.

With a computer science minor, you will:

  • Be able to solve complex and challenging problems.
  • Make a positive difference in the world.
  • Obtain great opportunities for creativity and innovativeness.
  • Learn to work together as a team to solve problems and complete projects.
  • Learn to work alone to solve problems and complete projects.
  • Learn skills and knowledge that could help you get a job in one of the fastest growing careers.
    • Many recruiters at career fairs are more attracted to students with a background in computer science.
    • A computer science minor sets you apart from others when applying for jobs.  No matter your major field, a minor in computer science greatly expands what you can do, as well as the jobs that are open to you when you graduate.
    • The need for people who know what computer science is (not just how to use a computer) is growing exponentially

Your future is without boundaries.  According to the Association of Computing Machinery:
“Computing is a discipline that offers rewarding and challenging possibilities for a wide range of people regardless of their range of interests. Computing requires and develops capabilities in solving deep, multidimensional problems requiring imagination and sensitivity to a variety of concerns.”

After your very first course (CSC 1231) in computer science, you will have valuable skills – an introductory knowledge of programming and problem solving, you will know how to create a basic website, you will understand how a database works and how to connect it to your basic website, and you will have created a simple mobile app – how cool is that?

The computer science minor program here at Presbyterian College is designed to provide a basic proficiency in computer science.  The requirements focus on programming methodology and skills and include laboratory courses with programming projects and design and analysis of algorithms.  Students then are free to choose two different areas of interest to hone the minor to their personal needs.  Students will leave with a strong foundation in computer science and a huge edge in the job market.  Whether your major is in the sciences, social sciences, or humanities, you need that edge in today’s economy.  Come and check this out – it’s really great.  Also, check out our Facebook page at:  https://www.facebook.com/PresbyterianCollegeCSC

For a full description of the minor requirements and course offerings, please visit:  http://www.presby.edu/physics/csc-course-offerings/