Minor in Computer Science
A minor in Computer Science provides the basics from the field of digital computing. Many major areas can be enhanced by studying the concepts and principles of computer science and developing skills from those studies. Students with majors in mathematics, engineering, management and other areas leading to careers in a technology-related environment would benefit from the foundation gained by taking computer science courses.
The Evangel University Department of Natural and Applied Sciences is dedicated to the spiritual, academic and social growth of every student. The department’s purpose is to provide an excellent scientific education that is thoroughly integrated with the University’s emphasis on the development of strong Christian character. Within this framework, students must contend with new scientific, social, ethical and technological challenges. Students learn to communicate technical concepts clearly and effectively and exhibit analytical thinking and problem solving skills.
Computer science involves the logic, principles and properties that underlie the design and implementation of computers, the software that runs them and the hardware components. Computer science is very mathematical in nature. To develop logic skills, the CPSC minor includes programming with the development/implementation of algorithms. Students are introduced to basic computer architecture, programming in assembly language and computer hardware organization.
Each of Evangel's academic programs is made up of a set of core curriculum, program requirements and electives. The courses listed below are just a small sample of courses that might be taken as a part of this specific program.
|Introduction to Computer Science||Introduction to the field of computer science, including computer architecture and ethics.|
|Computer Hardware Organization||Introduction to the organization and structure of the major hardware components in a computer system.|
|Data Structures||Continuation of CPSC 111 with additional and more complex data structures defined at the abstract, application, and implementation levels.|
|Assembly Language Programming||Introduction to the internal operation of a computer's machine language. Topics include computer architecture, data representation, storage definition, assembler concepts, and instruction formats in an assembler language.|
|Introduction to File Processing||Introduction to the concepts and techniques of structuring data on auxiliary storage devices. Common file organizations such as sequential, relative, and indexed.|
Evangel University's world-class faculty is made up of caring, Christian professionals who are distinguished in their fields and dedicated to the development of tomorrow's Christian leaders.
NOTE: A minor is a secondary field of interest that is meant to complement your academic major. While your major is chosen for your intended career choice, your minor may be something you pursue for your personal interest or to augment your major.
The Computer Science minor would benefit technology-related professions such as:
- Information Technology (IT) positions
No special requirements for this program.
General Undergraduate Requirements
The following are general requirements for all students beginning an undergraduate program at Evangel. For more information visit Undergraduate Admissions Requirements.
|Faith||As a boldly Christian university, all of our students have made a profession of faith in Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.|
|Diploma||Graduation from high school, or having the equivalent of a high school diploma such as the General Education Development (GED) examination.|
|Core Subjects||A minimum of a 2.0 GPA in core college prep classes (English, math, social sciences and science with a lab)|
|Grade Average||A "C" average. However, in some cases, a student with a weak academic record may be considered. To remain at Evangel, however, the student must meet scholastic requirements.|
|Standardized Tests||>Entering freshmen should take the ACT or SAT test. The codes for Evangel are as follows: SAT: 6198. ACT: 2296.|
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