Computer Science-Related Minors

Computer Science Minor

A Computer Science minor allows you to apply computing technologies and problem-solving strategies to your chosen major or to explore computing as a second discipline.

  • A minimum 34 credits are required for this minor, including 15 upper-division credits.
  • A typical minor curriculum includes courses in programming, software and system design, and electives tailored to your computing interests.

Get detailed information about this minor in the current SPU Undergraduate Catalog.

Data Analytics Minor

Data analytics (DA) uses data-driven techniques to transform raw data into useful information — information that may be used to identify and solve problems, evaluate claims and make inferences, and influence human decisions and machine models. 

Learn more about this interdisciplinary minor.

Interactive Computing and Art

The Interactive Computing and Art minor gives you an introduction to the disciplines of art and computer science, providing core concepts, vocabulary, and foundational skills. 

Learn more about this interdisciplinary program.

Applying to the Minor

In order to earn a degree, you must complete at least one academic major; a minor is not required. If you plan to pursue a minor or an additional major, you should enter those programs by the start of your junior year and select a faculty advisor for each program.

  • If this is your first quarter at SPU and you identified a major in this department as your first choice on your application for admission to the University, you have gained entry to the major. To change or add a major or minor, follow these instructions.
  • If you are an SPU student with an SPU cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better, follow these instructions to enter a major or minor in this department.
  • Students on academic probation (with an SPU cumulative GPA below 2.0) will not be permitted to enter a new major or minor until they regain good academic standing.
  • The University requires a grade of C- or better in all classes that apply to a major or minor; however, programs may require higher minimum grades in specific courses. You may repeat an SPU course only once for a higher grade.
  • To advance in this program, meet with your faculty advisor regularly to discuss your grades, course progression, and other indicators of satisfactory academic progress. If your grades or other factors indicate that you may not be able to successfully complete the major or minor, your faculty advisor can work with you to explore options, which may include choosing a different major or minor.
  • You must complete the major or minor requirements that are in effect in the SPU Undergraduate Catalog for the year you enter the major or minor.