Psychology-Computer Science Building, Room 460
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115 USA
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00-Noon & 1:00-4:30pm
The total number of students accepted as minors into the Department of Computer Science is limited by available resources. To be eligible for declaration, you must have:
Applications for the minor should be submitted during the 3rd through 6th weeks of the fall or spring semester or 2nd through 4th weeks of summer term. Students enrolled at NIU may petition for declaration in the term in which they are completing the final requirements for admission to the minor. Normally, students will be informed about the status of their petitions to declare after final grades are posted for the semester in which they apply. See “Declaring the Major” at left for further information.
The following requirements follow the 2008-2009 and more recent Undergraduate Catalogs; requirements for prior catalogs differ. However, we can often submit manual waivers to allow minors on earlier catalogs to graduate following these more recent catalog requirements.
We recommend that Computer Science minors take only a single computer science course per semester if at all possible. Under those circumstances, the following is the ideal course sequencing:
CSCI 240 is the only firm prerequisite for CSCI 241, CSCI 330, and CSCI 360, so these latter three classes could be taken in a different order if necessary, or two courses could be taken together in the same semester. In either case, this should be done only after consultation with the Computer Science Undergraduate Advisor.