Minor in Computer Science
School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences


James Quinlan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences


  1. Provide students with a strong background in the fundamentals of programming, algorithms, and discrete mathematics; 
  2. Develop in-demand technical skills that can  lead to career opportunities; 
  3. Allow students to engage with internal or external collaborators and to be better prepared to participate in interdisciplinary research initiatives.  

Curricular Requirements

A student with a major in another program may minor in Computer Science  with the approval of the academic director. A minimum of 18 hours of approved course credit is required. Students wishing to declare a Computer Science minor should complete a course plan in consultation with a Mathematical Sciences faculty member.

Students may earn a Minor in Computer Science by completing 18 credits in the following:

Required Courses Credits
DSC 225 - Programming I or MAT 225 - Computer Programming w/ MATLAB 3
DSC 270 - Data Structures and Algorithms 3
MAT 212 - Discrete Mathematics 3
Total 9
Elective Courses* Credits
DSC 301 - Introduction to Database Design/SQL 3
DSC 325 - Programming II 3
DSC one additional 400-level 3
MAT 220 - Linear Algebra 3
MAT 340 – Graph Theory  with Applications 3
MAT 405 – Introduction to Numerical Analysis 3

*Select at least three courses from the list

Learning Outcomes

Students completing the Computer Science minor will:

  1. Apply fundamental principles and methods of Computer Science to a variety of applications;
  2. Apply computational reasoning to a wide range of problems;
  3. Formulate and implement algorithmic solutions to computational problems;
  4. Analyze and compare alternative algorithms;
  5. Manage data and implement database management systems.

Transfer Credit

Courses completed at another accredited college can be transferred to this degree program.  Transferred courses must be reasonably close in scope and content to the required courses offered at UNE in order to count as exact equivalents. Otherwise, they may transfer as general electives. All courses completed must be no older than five years. Other restrictions apply. See Undergraduate Admissions also.


Financial Information


Tuition and fees for subsequent years may vary. Other expenses include books and housing. For more information regarding tuition and fees, please consult the Financial Information section of this catalog.

Notice and Responsibilities Regarding this Catalog

This Catalog documents the academic programs, policies, and activities of the University of New England for the 2021–2022 academic year. The information contained herein is accurate as of date of publication April 30, 2021.

The University of New England reserves the right in its sole judgment to make changes of any nature in its programs, calendar, or academic schedule whenever it is deemed necessary or desirable, including changes in course content, the rescheduling of classes with or without extending the academic term, canceling of scheduled classes or other academic activities, in any such case giving such notice thereof as is reasonably practicable under the circumstances.

While each student may work closely with an academic advisor, he or she must retain individual responsibility for meeting requirements in this catalog and for being aware of any changes in provisions or requirements.

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