Computer literacy is a vital asset in nearly every modern profession. The minor in computer science teaches you the basic computing and problem solving expertise necessary to address a wide range of issues, from cyber-attacks to software glitches and server overload. A working knowledge of operating systems, network security and database maintenance increases not only your independence, but also your value to employers in business, media, higher education, health care and many other fields.
The minor’s deep list of electives gives you the opportunity to focus on the topics that best complement your major and future career goals. Proficiency in programming languages and computer graphics enables you to handle web design and other creative needs for employers, while skills such as cryptography and algorithm analysis are especially useful in many engineering disciplines.