May 22, 2024  
2022-2023 Rivier University Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Rivier University Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Minor in Computer Science

The minor in Computer Science enables students from other departments the opportunity to develop the programming and computational skills for solving problems and analyzing data in their chosen field. Successful completion of the minor may also prepare students for further study in computer science, computer information systems, network management, computer security, data analytics, or informatics.

Required Courses (18 credits):

  • CS 245   Introduction to Computer Architecture
  • CS 301   Computer Science Fundamentals*
  • CS 308   Computer Networks
  • CS 315   Introduction to Algorithms**
  • CS 335   Introduction to Database Management Systems
  • CS 448   Introduction to Computer Security

* With permission of the department, students may be able to elect other computer science course (CS 385  Practical Java Programming).

** With permission of the department, students may be able to elect other math course (MA 310  Discrete Mathematics)

   In addition, students are expected to complete one course in Statistics: either BUS 351 , MA 110 , MA 330 , PSY 204 , or PSY 205 , or permission of the department.  This course may be fulfilled in their major.

Requirements for the Minor (18-19 credits)

Computer Science minors take six courses in mathematics and computer science. At least four courses are in computer science. The selection of courses is made in consultation with the Director of the Computer Science programs. A computer science minor generally includes: