A student may complete a minor in Computer Science by selecting courses totaling at least 18 hours from those offered by the Department of Computer Science including at least six credit hours of 300-level courses. Transfer students must complete a minimum of nine credit hours toward a minor at Northeastern. The courses must be chosen in consultation with the Department advisor or chairperson.

Program Benefits

The Computer Science minor at Northeastern stands out from its competitors in several ways. Northeastern offers both day and evening courses and caters in particular to those who work full-time jobs. There is more contact with professors as the professors themselves are responsible for all grading and all extra help—we do not have T.A.s for our courses. Our class sections are small which also allows for more attention from the professor. Finally, our tuition is one of the most affordable around. 

Some benefits of our program are:

  • affordability
  • smaller class size
  • accessibility—day and evening classes
  • more contact with the actual professors

Career Options

Having a minor in Computer Science can complement almost any major and gives one an advantage when applying for jobs in any field, since computers are used in every profession. Although a minor in Computer Science does not require as much coursework as the full bachelor’s degree, a minor can still lead to programming jobs, networking positions, IT positions, and more.

For more detailed career information, visit the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Academic Catalog Information

Take a closer look at the minor in Computer Science and the courses offered toward the program.

Computer Science, Minor

Department and Contact Information

If you are interested in the program or have questions, please contact Computer Science at (773) 442-4720.

Computer Science Department Homepage

About Northeastern

Northeastern Illinois University is home to students from all corners of the world and is one of the most ethnically diverse universities in the nation. Our small class sizes, flexible schedules and dedicated faculty can help you succeed in your studies.

We offer an education with value.

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