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Athabasca University

Bachelor of Science
Computing Minor

New Minor, effective September 1, 2017.

The minor in Computing is intended for students with an interest in computer programming and application development. It provides foundations in the skills, techniques and technologies used to build digital tools and applications, offering the opportunity to develop skills in programming, data management, systems analysis, and interaction design. Students may elect to explore other important areas of computing such as operating systems and networking should they wish, leading to a solid background in computer science.

Computing Minor – Specific Requirements

In addition to the BSc program general requirements and the specific requirements of the major, a minor in Computing involves the completion of 24 credits of core and elective courses.

Core Courses

15 credits
COMP 206

Introduction to Computer Programming (C++)


COMP 268 Introduction to Computer Programming (Java)
COMP 214 Interactive Technologies (3)
COMP 272 Data Structures and Algorithms (3)
COMP 361 Systems Analysis and Design (3)
COMP 378 Introduction to Database Management (3)

Elective Courses

9 credits
Students complete a minimum of 9 credits selected from the Computer Science (COMP) discipline at a junior or senior level.


Information effective Sept. 1, 2017 to Aug. 31, 2018.

Updated August 17 2017 by laurab

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