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College of Engineering and Computing

Computer Science and Engineering

Minor in Applied Computing

All disciplines can benefit from computing technology. The various tracks of this multidisciplinary minor are designed to provide the knowledge of modern computing technology you need to be more effective in your major area of interest, such as the management of electronic medical records for nurses and the ability to create attractive websites and blogs for journalists and creative writers.

Why should I do an Applied Computing Minor?

  1. Higher Earnings: Employers urgently need well-rounded people who understand digital culture. These people will land jobs and be well paid for their knowledge.
  2. Job Security: Technology continues to evolve and permeate every aspect of our lives. Develop your skills and you'll stay on the cutting edge.
  3. New Opportunities:The critical shortfall of tech-savvy talent opens up an opportunity for you to secure a better future. Go for it. Embrace technology!

What will I Learn?

You can tailor the applied computing minor to your needs. Below are the various areas of study that you can focus on along with the topics covered in each one.


  • Program Design and Development
  • Digital Illustration
  • Digital Animation
  • Web Design
  • Video Game Design
  • Program Design and Development
  • Information Storage and Retrieval
  • Management of Information Systems
  • Digital Information Infrastructures
  • Computer Security
  • Building Secure Software
  • Cryptography
  • Computer Forensics
  • Cartography
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Program Design and Development
  • Computer Security
  • Management of Information Technology
  • Hospitality and Tourism Technology
  • Program Design and Development
  • Web Design
  • Digital Media Arts
  • Program Design and Development
  • Computer Networks
  • Telecommunications
  • Program Design and Development
  • Management of Information Technology
  • Project Management
  • Computer Applications in Business
  • Database Systems
  • Database Management

To learn more about why a digital education will provide you major advantages, visit the coursepower website.

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