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, just 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 (completion of 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.

Thomas M. Siebel Center for Computer Science

CS Minor Requirements

Explore the CS minor requirements in the course catalog. For students who started in Fall 2021 or earlier, please refer to the course catalog archives.

Course Catalog


The Grainger College of Engineering

The CS minor is offered by the Department of Computer Science in The Grainger College of Engineering. Explore other college minor choices as well.

Engineering Minors

Frequently Asked Questions

See the frequently asked questions – and answers! – about the computing-related degree options at Illinois.



CS Student Life

There are several CS-related student clubs that are open to all students. Meet new friends and work on projects in and out of the classroom.

Student Organizations


Undergraduate Research

Students are welcome to explore numerous undergraduate research opportunities throughout the academic year or over the summer.

Research Opportunities


Career Services

All students have access to campus, college, and department resources to support their internship and job search opportunities. 

Career Information


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!