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Minors2018-08-29T13:29:15+00:00

Applied Computer Technology Minor

Majors in Computer Science are not eligible for a minor in Applied Computer Technology.

Minor Requirements
ACT 102Introduction to Web Page Development3
CSC 201Microcomputer Applications3
ACT 301Applied Database Systems3
ACT 302Decision Support Systems3
Select six credit hours from the following:6
Internet Scripting
Web Development Tools
Business Intelligence
Computing Concepts I
Database Architecture and Concepts
Total Credit Hours18

Graduation Requirements

  1. Have a valid and declared major on file (minors cannot be awarded in the same areas as the major, emphasis or concentration).
  2. Earn a minimum of 3 credit hours beyond the major, emphasis, concentration and general studies requirements.
  3. Earn a grade of C or higher in all minor coursework.
  4. Earn a minor GPA of at least 2.0.

Cognitive Science Minor

Missouri Western State University offers an interdisciplinary minor in Cognitive Sciences. This minor is intended for students who are interested in an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the brain, mind, and cognition broadly construed.  To be able to do this, students in the minor will engage in viewing this topic from multiple perspectives, with a strong foundation in psychology and additional courses that broaden and build on that foundation from other areas across the university. The minor will provide a foundation of study for those students who intend to go on to professional or graduate school in cognitive sciences and related fields such as human factors/usability, computer sciences, philosophy, psychology, neurosciences, and medicine.

Each student interested in the minor should discuss with his or her major academic advisor which courses best fit that student’s discipline and concentration area. The minor does allow for an independent readings/research course or a special topics course to count to the minor, this must be related to cognitive sciences and approved by the director of the minor.

Minor Requirements
One course from the following:3
Learning and Memory
Cognitive Psychology
Human-Computer Interaction
One course from the following:3
Introduction to Neuroscience
Sensation and Perception
One course from the following:3
Language Awareness
Second Language Acquisition
Language Development for Educators
One course from the following:
Reasoning and Argumentation
Symbolic Logic
One course from the following:3
Computing Concepts I
Programming for Engineering Technology
One course from the following:3
BIO/ENG/HUM/PSC/PSY 314 Technology and Society
Learning and Memory
Cognitive Psychology
Human-Computer Interaction
Introduction to Neuroscience
Sensation and Perception
Language Awareness
Special Topics Course: A 3 credit hour special topics course relevant to cognitive sciences and offered by any academic department
Independent Study: A 3 credit hour independent study course relevant to cognitive sciences and arranged with any full-time faculty member
Total Credit Hours18

Graduation Requirements

  1. Have a valid and declared major on file (minors cannot be awarded in the same areas as the major, emphasis or concentration).
  2. Earn a minimum of 3 credit hours beyond the major, emphasis, concentration and/or general studies requirements.
  3. Earn a minor GPA of at least 2.0.

Computer Science Minor

Majors in Applied Computer Technology are not eligible for a minor in Computer Science.

Minor Requirements
CSC 184Computing Concepts I3
CSC 254Computing Concepts II3
CSC 285Data Structures3
CSC 384Computer Architecture and Assembly Language Programming3
Select six credit hours from the following:6
Networking and Telecommunications
Simulation and Modeling
Computer Graphics
Network Security Technologies
Total Credit Hours18

Graduation Requirements

  1. Have a valid and declared major on file (minors cannot be awarded in the same areas as the major, emphasis or concentration).
  2. Earn a minimum of 3 credit hours beyond the major, emphasis, concentration and general studies requirements.
  3. Earn a grade of C or higher in all minor coursework.
  4. Earn a minor GPA of at least 2.0.

Mathematics Minor

Minor Requirements
MAT 165
MAT 166
Calculus with Analytic Geometry I: Differentiation
and Calculus with Analytic Geometry I: Integration
5-6
or MAT 167 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
MAT 177Calculus with Analytic Geometry II5
MAT 206Mathematical Transitions3
MAT 287Calculus with Analytic Geometry III5
MAT 306Linear Algebra3
Total Credit Hours21-22

Graduation Requirements

  1. Have a valid and declared major on file (minors cannot be awarded in the same areas as the major, emphasis or concentration).
  2. Earn a minimum of 3 credit hours beyond the major, emphasis, concentration and general studies requirements.
  3. Earn a grade of C or higher in all minor coursework.
  4. Earn a minor GPA of at least 2.0.

Physics Minor

Minor Requirements
Select all of section A or B:13
Section A:
College Physics I
College Physics II
Applied Calculus
Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
Section B:
University Physics I
University Physics II
University Physics III
Select seven credit hours from the following:7
Modern Physics Laboratory
History of Physics
Selected Topics in Physics
Independent Research/Project
Physical Chemistry: Thermodynamics and Kinetics
Differential Equations
Total Credit Hours20

Note: Students seeking a minor in Physics for Secondary Teacher Certification must also complete PHY 465 Physics Teaching: Methods and Materials, the General Studies requirements for Secondary Education, and the Professional Sequence for Secondary Education.

Graduation Requirements

  1. Have a valid and declared major on file (minors cannot be awarded in the same areas as the major, emphasis or concentration).
  2. Earn a minimum of 3 credit hours beyond the major, emphasis, concentration and general studies requirements.
  3. Earn a grade of C or higher in all minor coursework.
  4. Earn a minor GPA of at least 2.0.

Our minors help you explore your interests and further develop your career goals. With a range of minors to choose from, you can customize a program focused on your individual needs.

Are you ready to declare a minor? Download, sign and submit the form(s) to the Computer Science, Mathematics and Physics Department.

Declaring a Minor
Students should choose a minor that is different from their major, emphasis or concentration. Minor coursework consists of a minimum of four credit hours beyond the student’s major, emphasis, concentration and general studies requirements.

Requirements for All Minors
An overall GPA of at least 2.0 must be earned in the required minor coursework unless noted otherwise. The same course in a degree minor may be used to fulfill major course requirements unless stated in a major or minor.