Mathematics & Physical Sciences Minors

Computer Science Dual-Degree Engineering Mathematics Physics

Computer Science Minor

PEAKS | Professional Studies & Enhancements |

Computer Science Minor

24 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Course Course Title Credits

MINOR REQUIREMENTS

MAT-150 or
MAT-152

Applied Calculus (MAT-151 is equivalent)
Calculus II

4

MAT-252

Discrete Mathematics

3

CSC-150

Computer Science I

4

CSC-152

Computer Science II

4

CSC-160

Introduction to Computer Architecture

3

CSC-270

Applied Databases

3

CSC-235 or
CSC-340

Programming Languages or
Design and Analysis of Algorithms

3

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Critical Thinking
  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Problem Solving

Note: Students may elect to minor in Computer Studies (Natural Sciences and Mathematics PEAK)or in Computer Science (Professional Studies and Enhancements PEAK), but not both. Mathematics-Computer Science majors may not minor in either Computer Studies or Computer Science.

Dual-Degree Engineering Minor

PEAKS | Natural Sciences & Mathematics | Professional Studies & Enhancements |

Dual-Degree Engineering Minor*

Minor credits vary dependent upon chosen path (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Course Course Title Credits

MINOR REQUIREMENTS

MAT/PHY

Mathematics and/or Physics Upper-Division (300 or 400-level) Courses

9

Acceptance to an approved engineering program

The following courses are required for most fields of engineering and most computer science programs:

CHE-141

General Chemistry I & Laboratory

4

MAT-150

Applied Calculus

4

MAT-152

Calculus II

4

MAT-251

Calculus III

4

PHY-170

Engineering Analysis

2

PHY-271

Analytical Physics I & Laboratory

5

PHY-272

Analytical Physics II & Laboratory

5

Additional Humanities electives as specified by the partner dual-degree institution.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will gain skills and concepts necessary to understand the principles and practice of engineering.
  • Students will develop problem solving and analysis skills appropriate for the field.
  • Students will communicate science and engineering ideas both orally and in writing.

*Note: The required courses specific to the Dual-Degree Engineering Minor depend upon the Engineering field and the engineering institution. Every student completing this Minor should closely consult with a dual-degree engineering advisor to choose appropriate College of Idaho courses.

Mathematics Minor

PEAKS | Natural Sciences & Mathematics |

Mathematics Minor

21 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Course Course Title Credits

PREREQUISITES

MAT-150

Applied Calculus (MAT-151 is equivalent)

4

MAT-152

Calculus II

4

MAT-299T

Introduction to Proof

1

MINOR REQUIREMENTS:

Complete 18 credits from the following:

MAT

Mathematics Upper-Division (300 or 400-level) Courses

6

MAT

Mathematics Coursework - any level

12

CSC

4 crs of Computer Science may be substituted in requirement

 

Complete 3 credits from 1 of the following sciences:

BIO

Biology

3

CHE

Chemistry

3

GOL

Geology

3

PHY

Physics

3

Students who wish to satisfy the requirements for a second teaching field in Secondary Education must complete 20 credits of mathematics (MAT) courses including the following courses:

Course Course Title Credits

MAT-125 or MAT-312

Data Analysis & Statistics or Probability & Mathematical Statistics

3

MAT-252

Discrete Mathematics

3

MAT-311

Probability

3

MAT-361

Linear Algebra

3

MAT-370

Geometry

3

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Discover and utilize effective analysis and problem solving skills in mathematics and mathematical applications.
  • Effectively express discipline-specific content and articulate broad connections among disciplines verbally, mathematically and through written works.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the role of mathematics, mathematical applications and technology in the larger community including but not limited to : a knowledge of ethical standards, the ramifications of technological advances and activities and the role of all mathematics in society.

Physics Minor

PEAKS | Natural Sciences & Mathematics |

Physics Minor

19 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Course Course Title Credits

PREREQUISITES

MAT-152

Calculus II

4

MAT-251

Calculus III

4

MAT-352

Differential Equations

3

MINOR REQUIREMENTS

PHY-271

Analytical Physics I & Laboratory

5

PHY-272

Analytical Physics II & Laboratory

5

Complete 9 credits from the following:

PHY

Physics Upper-Division (300 or 400-level) Courses

6

PHY

Physics Coursework - any level

3

Completing this minor and 1 additional credit in physics satisfies the state requirements for the secondary education second-teaching field in physics.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will gain skills and concepts necessary to understand modern physics and physics laboratory methods.
  • Students will develop an understanding of modern physics theories.
  • Students will develop problem solving and analysis skills appropriate for the field.
  • Students will communicate physical ideas both orally and in writing.