Minor in Computer Science and Systems
The minor in Computer Science and Systems is designed for students interested in applying computer programming to their chosen primary profession. It provides non-CSS majors at UW Tacoma with the necessary programming and software management skills to work within a software development environment. The CSS minor requires 30 credits to complete.
The minor focuses on computer programming, problem solving and how software is designed to meet diverse human needs. It emphasizes fundamental skills that apply to current computer-based technologies, such as dynamic web pages, and that will remain applicable to the next generation of computing devices. Course work in the minor balances theoretical underpinnings of computing with the pragmatics of hands-on practice in developing a variety of software projects.
Before enrolling in the minor, you must complete the following:
- Calculus (TMATH 124 or equivalent)
- Probability/Statistics (TMATH 110 or equivalent)
- TCSS 142 (or equivalent)
- TCSS 143 (or equivalent)
A 2.0 minimum grade is required in each course taken for the minor.
- TCSS 305: Programming Practicum
- TCSS 321: Discrete Structures
- TCSS 342: Data Structures
- TCSS 360: Software Development & Quality Assurance
- TCSS 371: Machine Organization
- One additonal 300 or 400-level TCSS course
To learn more about the minor or to register for the minor, please contact your academic adviser.