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Mathematics and Computer Science Department Minors


Minor in Applied Mathematics

Objectives:
This minor is designed to allow a student not majoring in mathematics to learn techniques of applied mathematics and to be exposed to a variety of mathematical modeling techniques. Students are expected to have completed one of the calculus sequences MATH 106/107, MATH 131/132, or HONR 131/132 to be eligible.

Competencies, Knowledge, or Skills to be Achieved:
A student who completes this minor will have a sound foundation in techniques of linear algebra and differential equations, and will have utilized these techniques in at least one area of application.
This minor is not approved for students majoring in mathematics.

Structure of the Minor:

  1. Required courses: (10 credit hours)
    MATH 234 Applied Engineering Mathematics I
    MATH 240 Linear Algebra
    MATH 470 Mathematical Models and Applications
  2. Electives (6 credit hours)
    Choose two from among:
    MATH 343 Applied Numerical Methods I
    MATH 344 Applied Numerical Methods II
    MATH 381 Deterministic Methods of Operations Research
    MATH 382 Probabilistic Methods of Operations Research
    STAT 361 Introduction to Probability and Statistics

Total Credit Hours Required 16, at least 9 of which must be completed at The Citadel


Minor in Applied Statistics

Objectives:
A minor in applied statistics will provide students the opportunity to obtain a sound background in practical statistical skills necessary for employment in business, industry, and government.

Competencies, Knowledge, or Skills to be Achieved:
A student who completes this minor will have had the opportunity to develop a variety of statistical tools for analyzing data. The student will make extensive use of statistical software packages and will have the opportunity to apply techniques of statistical analysis in at least one area of application.

Structure of the Minor:

  1. Required courses: (9 credit hours)
    STAT 361 Introduction to Probability and Statistics
    STAT 366 Applied Statistics
    STAT 461 Data Analysis
  2. Electives (6 credit hours)
    Choose one of these two sequences:
    PSCI 308 and PSCI 393
    PSYC 201 and PSYC 203

Total Credit Hours Required 15, at least 9 of which must be completed at The Citadel


Minor in Computer Programming

Objectives:
A minor in computer programming will provide a student with the opportunity to develop the skills necessary for designing and understanding large programs.

Competencies, Knowledge, or Skills to be Achieved:
A student who completes this minor will receive experience with computer programming in a high-level object-oriented language. A student will have the opportunity to develop a sound foundation in techniques for designing, implementing, testing, and debugging computer software.
This minor is not approved for students majoring in Computer Science.

Structure of the Minor:

  1. Required courses: (14 credit hours)
    CSCI 201 Introduction to Computer Science I
    CSCI 202 Introduction to Computer Science II
    CSCI 223 Data Structures and Algorithms
    MATH 206 Discrete Structures*
    *Mathematics majors must substitute an additional CSCI elective.
  2. Electives (3 credit hours)
    Any CSCI course numbered 300 or higher.

Total Credit Hours Required 17, at least 9 of which must be completed at The Citadel


Minor in Cybersecurity

Objectives:
This minor is designed to prepare students with the technical skills for entry into cybersecurity positions in industry, government agencies, or the military.

Competencies, Knowledge, or Skills to be Achieved:
A student who completes this minor will have a sound technical foundation in the disciplines required for cybersecurity including computer organization/architecture, computer networks, computer security, and cybersecurity. The content of this minor is based on national training standards for information security professionals, as recommended by the National Security Agency and the Committee on National Security Systems.

Structure of the Minor:

  1. Required courses: (6 credit hours)
    CSCI 327 Computer Security
    CSCI 427 Advanced Cybersecurity
  2. Required course in computer organization/architecture (3 credit hours)
    One of the following courses:
    CSCI 305 Computer Organization and Programming
    ELEC 330 Digital Systems Engineering
  3. Required course in computer networks (3 credit hours)
    One of the following courses:
    CSCI 317 Computer Networks and Internets
    ELEC 419 Computer Network Architecture
  4. Elective (3 credit hours)
    One of the following courses:
    CRMJ 331 Cyber Investigations
    CRMJ 392 Computer Crime
    Students majoring in Computer Science will be required to take one additional computer science course at the 300/400 level.

Total Credit Hours Required 15, at least 9 of which must be completed at The Citadel


Minor in Management Information Systems

Objectives:
A minor in management information systems provides an interdisciplinary opportunity for students to learn how to use computer technology to manage information as a competitive business or organizational asset.

Competencies, Knowledge, or Skills to be Achieved:
A student who completes the minor will have developed a basic competency in current distributed, database-driven information management systems and techniques. The minor emphasizes fundamental programming skills, database skills, business management skills, and hands-on experience applying those skills to computer-related projects that support business operations and management decisions.

Structure of the Minor:

  1. Required courses: (12 credit hours)
    CSCI 216 Introduction to Programming and Databases
    CSCI 217 Web Resources and Design
    CSCI 320 Database Design
    BADM 417 Management Information Systems
  2. Electives (3 credit hours)
    BADM 217 Computer Applications in Business
    or BADM 427 Accounting Information Systems

Total Credit Hours Required 15, at least 9 of which must be completed at The Citadel