Computer Science Minor

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.

The computer science minor program is currently suspended to redirect maximal resources to the computer science major programs to admit as many students as possible.   


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

  • take at least nine hours of their minor "core" requirements at UNC–Chapel Hill
  • earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.000 in the minor core requirements. Some programs may require higher standards for minor or specific courses.

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 210Data Structures and Analysis3
COMP 211Systems Fundamentals3
COMP 301Foundations of Programming3
Two courses from the following options: 6
Computer Organization
COMP courses 420 or greater excluding COMP 495, COMP 496, COMP 691H, and COMP 692H
Total Hours15

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

Department of Computer Science

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

(919) 590-6000


Samarjit Chakraborty

Director of Undergraduate Studies

Ketan Mayer-Patel

Student Services Manager

Brandon Byrd