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The minor in computer science consists of at least 18 credits in computer science, including the following:

Course Title Hours
CMSC 255Introduction to Object-oriented Programming4
or EGRE 245 Engineering Programming
CMSC 256Introduction to Data Structures3-4
or EGRE 347 Applied Embedded Programming
CMSC 302Introduction to Discrete Structures3
CMSC 401Algorithm Analysis with Advanced Data Structures3
Select additional credits in computer science at the 300 level or above to reach 18 credit hours. 14-5
Total Hours18

The following courses will not count toward the computer science minor: CMSC 320, CMSC 330 and CMSC 340.

All courses required for the minor must be completed with a minimum grade of C.