Computer Science Minor

Department of Computer Science

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Brooks Computer Science Building, 201 S. Columbia Street, CB# 3175

(919) 590-6000

Kevin Jeffay, Chair

Diane Pozefsky, Director of Undergraduate Studies

Denise Kenney, Student Services Manager

The Department of Computer Science offers instruction and performs research in the essential areas of computer science including software, Web and Internet computing, networking, hardware systems, operating systems, compilers, parallel and distributed computing, theory of computing, and computer graphics.

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In addition to the program requirements listed below, students must:

  • take at least nine hours of their minor course requirements at UNC–Chapel Hill
  • earn a minimum of 12 hours of C or better in the minor (some minors require more)

For more information, please consult the degree requirements section of the catalog.

A student may minor in computer science by completing five courses within these restrictions:

Core Requirements
COMP 401Foundation of Programming H4
COMP 410Data Structures3
COMP 411Computer Organization4
Any two additional COMP courses 426 or greater excluding COMP 495, COMP 496, COMP 691H, and COMP 692H6
Total Hours17

Honors version available. An honors course fulfills the same requirements as the nonhonors version of that course. Enrollment and GPA restrictions may apply.

Alternatives to these requirements must be approved by the director of undergraduate studies.

See the program page here for special opportunities.