CS Minor

Minor in Computer Science

Nearly all Illinois undergraduate degrees can be paired with a Computer Science minor.

The CS minor can be a great way to add computer science to the area of study you're most passionate about—from agriculture to the arts, from media to the sciences, or from business to engineering, to name a few.

That said, declaring a CS minor does not provide registration advantages in CS courses. We cannot guarantee that a student can obtain all the courses needed to complete the minor (completing a minor is not a graduation requirement). CS, CS + X, and CE majors are not eligible for the CS minor. Students should begin the minor no later than the first semester of their Junior year since the program takes a minimum of 4 semesters to complete.

If you're interested in the CS Minor, consult with your academic advisor.

To declare the CS minor, submit a request here: go.illinois.edu/MinorDeclaration

Declare the CS Minor

To cancel the minor, submit an online request here: go.illinois.edu/MinorCancellation.  You do not need approval from the CS Department to cancel a CS Minor.

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CS Minor Requirements

 See the requirements or archived course catalogs if you started in Fall 2021 or earlier.

Course Catalog

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The Grainger College of Engineering

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CS Student Life

With 800+ student organizations and many CS Student Groups, there's a community for everyone at Illinois.

Student Organizations

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Career Services

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Career Information

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Undergraduate Research

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Research Opportunities

Guaranteed Admission to the 
Online MCS or MCS-DS

If you complete any Illinois CS or CS + X bachelor's degree or the CS minor with a GPA of 3.0 or better in the last two years of your undergraduate degree and a GPA of 3.2 or better in CS courses, you are guaranteed admission to our Online MCS or MCS in Data Science (MCS-DS) programs.

Recent UIUC graduates may qualify for an application fee waiver!

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