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Minor in Computer Information Science

The minor in Computer Information Science (CIS) is designed to complement any major by providing students with an understanding of computing, networking, multimedia, electronic information resources, systems and the Internet. Using the knowledge, skills and experience from these technologies, students will be able to solve problems in a variety of contexts.

Required Courses for the Minor in Computer Information Science

Lower Division:
CIS 1 - Computer Process and Applications (3)
CIS 2 - Introduction to Computer Programming (3)
CIS 87 - Technology Internship (3)

One course from the following list:
PHI 169 - Philosophy of Technology (3)
PHI 192 - Business Ethics (3)

Three courses from the following list:
MTH 125 - Programming (3)
MTH 25 - The Linux/Unix Environment (3)
MTH 135 - Structure and Comparison of Programming Languages (3)
BUS 125 - E-Commerce/E-Business (3)
BUS 177 - Management Information Systems (3)
CIS 120 - Communication Protocols (3)

At least one course from the following list:
ART 15 - Computer Graphics I (3)
ART 115 - Computer Graphics II (3)
BIO 115AB - Research Methods (1,1)
BIO 115C - Independent Study (1)
BIO 115D - Directed Research (1)
BIO 197 - Research Readings (1)
BIO 198 - Biological Research (3)
CHE 198 - Topics in Chemistry (1-3)
CHE 199 - Research in Chemistry (3)
HIS 101 - Historical Methods & Historiography (3)
MTH 120 - Discrete Mathematics (3)
MTH 128A - Numerical Analysis (3)
POL 101 - Research Methodology (3)
PSY 106 - Basic Research Methods (3)
PSY 106L - Basic Research Methods Lab (1)
SOC 117 - Research Methods and Social Statistics (3)

Total units: 22-24

Note: For any minor at MSMC, the student must compete three upper division courses (9 units) that are not also being used to fulfill requirements for the major, general studies, or another minor.