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Computer Science Minor

Explore the Principles & Applications of Computer Science.

UMass Boston’s Computer Science Minor program gives you an education in the core courses of Computer Science. Adding this minor to your transcript can improve your job opportunities post-graduation in an increasingly high-tech world.

In this program, you’ll develop a practical understanding of computer science principles and applications. You’ll also gain a deep understanding of related topics like algorithms, programming languages, and artificial intelligence.

Through hands-on learning and real-world experience, this program teaches you the skills and knowledge you need to make your mark in the technology sector. After you finish, you’ll be prepared for a career in software engineering, data science, cybersecurity, and more.

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How to Apply/Declare

Current Undergraduate Students: Declare or change your minor by completing an Undergraduate Program Add/Change form.

Prospective Undergraduate Students: Apply for admission to UMass Boston by completing an application. Start by reviewing the first-year and transfer application pages for important information about requirements, deadlines, and application status checks. Use the links below to apply: 

Apply as a First-Year Student

Apply as a Transfer Student


Required Courses (21 Credits)

  • CS 110 - Introduction to Computing 4 Credit(s)
  • CS 210 - Intermediate Computing with Data Structures 4 Credit(s)
  • CS 220 - Applied Discrete Mathematics 3 Credit(s)
  • CS 240 - Programming in C 3 Credit(s)
  • CS 310 - Advanced Data Structures and Algorithms 3 Credit(s)
  • MATH 140 - Calculus I 4 Credit(s)

Elective (3 Credits)

Complete one additional CS course at the 300-level or higher.

Completion Requirements

Complete 24 credits from seven courses, including six required courses and one elective.

GPA: A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required for all minor courses.
Pass/fail: No courses taken pass/fail may be applied toward the minor.
Residency: At least four courses applied toward the minor must be completed at UMass Boston.


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