## Mathematics and Physical Sciences Department Minors

## Computer Science Minor

**PEAKS** |
Professional Studies & Enhancements |

Computers are a part of almost aspect of our society from the cars we drive to the way we purchase goods. The study of computing requires a creative imagination and develops multidimensional problem solving skills. Students should recognize and gracefully accept that an ability to acquire and use mathematical tools is an assumed part of their minors.

In order to pursue a Computer Science Minor a student must prepare by taking the following preparatory courses or their equivalents:

The Computer Science Minor consists of 20 credits and should include the following courses:

- CSC-150 Computer Science I (4 cr)
- CSC-151 Computer Science II (4 cr)
- CSC-231 Computer Architecture and Assembly Programming I (3 cr)
- MAT-252 Discrete Mathematics (3 cr)
- PHY-230 Digital Electronics (3 cr)
- CSC-331 Computer Architecture II (3 cr)
CSC-333 Data Structures (3 cr)

or

### Student Learning Outcomes

- Critical Thinking
- Analytical Reasoning
- Problem Solving

## Dual-Degree Engineering Minor

**PEAKS** |
Professional Studies & Enhancements |

Engineering gives students the opportunity to be simultaneously creative and practical. They can combine the principles learned in science and mathematics with the methods and techniques of engineering to develop theory, models and applications. The Dual-Degree Engineering Minor is meant to develop a foundation preparing the student for further study and a career in engineering.

Engineering schools require many general science and mathematics courses be completed at The College of Idaho before a student can transfer under the dual-degree engineering program. For this reason, students interested in the dual-degree engineering minor must major in mathematics or mathematics-physics. Students fulfill two PEAKS upon completion of this minor: Natural Sciences and Mathematics and Professional Studies.

The requirements for the completion of this Minor are:

- A major in mathematics or mathematics-physics with at least 12 of the required upper-division credits taken at The College of Idaho*.

*Independent Study credits do not count toward this 12 credit requirement. Note that some of the coursework from the Engineering school will complete your major requirements. Please see the dual-degree Engineering requirements for our affiliated institutions.

The required courses specific to the dual-degree engineering minor depend upon the engineering field and the engineering institution. Every student wishing to complete this minor should choose appropriate College of Idaho courses for the minor by consulting with a dual-degree engineering advisor. The following courses are required for all fields of engineering and most computer science programs.

- FYS-101 First Year Seminar (3 cr)
- CHE-141 General Chemistry I & Laboratory (4 cr)
- MAT-151 Calculus I (4 cr)
- MAT-152 Calculus II (4 cr)
- MAT-251 Calculus III (4 cr)
- PHY 170 Engineering Analysis 2 credtis
- PHY-271 Analytical Physics I & Laboratory (5 cr)
- PHY-272 Analytical Physics II & Laboratory (5 cr)
- Humanities Electives

Suggested courses for different engineering fields are included below.

### Biological Systems Engineering

- SPE-105 Speech (3 cr)
- BIO-120 Frontiers in Biology & Laboratory (4 cr)
- CHE-142 Analytical Chemistry II & Lab(4 cr)
- CHE-301 Organic Chemistry & Laboratory (4 cr)
- CHE-412 Biochemistry & Laboratory (4 cr)
- CSC-150 Computer Programming I (4 cr)
- MAT-311 Probability and Statistics (3 cr)
- MAT-352 Differential Equations (3 cr)
- PHY-210 Statics (3 cr)
- PHY-313 Thermal Physics (3 cr)

### Chemical Engineering

- SPE-105 Speech (3 cr)
- CHE-142 Analytical Chemistry & Lab II (4 cr)
- CHE-301 Organic Chemistry & Laboratory (4 cr)
- CSC-150 Computer Programming I (4 cr)
- ECO-271 Economics (3 cr)
- MAT-311 Probability and Statistics (3 cr)
- MAT-352 Differential Equations (3 cr)
- PHY-210 Statics (3 cr)
- PHY-313 Thermal Physics (3 cr)

### Civil Engineering

- SPE-105 Speech (3 cr)
- CHE-142 Analytical Chemistry II & Laboratory (4 cr)
- CSC-150 Computer Programming I (4 cr)
- ECO-271 Economics (3 cr)
- MAT-311 Probability and Statistics (3 cr)
- MAT-352 Differential Equations (3 cr)
- MAT-361 Linear Algebra (3 cr)
- PHY-210 Statics (3 cr)
- PHY-301 Theoretical Mechanics (3 cr)
- PHY-313 Thermal Physics (3 cr)

### Computer Engineering

- SPE-105 Speech (3 cr)
- CSC-150 Computer Programming I (4 cr)
- CSC-151 Computer Programming II (4 cr)
- CSC-231 Data Structures (3 cr)
- CSC-333 Computer Organization and Architecture (3 cr)
- ECO-271 Economics (3 cr)
- MAT-252 Discrete Mathematics (3 cr)
- MAT-311 Probability and Statistics (3 cr)
- MAT-352 Differential Equations (3 cr)
- MAT-361 Linear Algebra (3 cr)
- PHY-230 Digital Electronics (3 cr)

### Computer Science

- SPE-105 Speech (3 cr)
- CSC-150 Computer Programming I (4 cr)
- CSC-151 Computer Programming II (4 cr)
- CSC-231 Data Structures (3 cr)
- CSC-333 Computer Organization and Architecture (3 cr)
- MAT-252 Discrete Mathematics (3 cr)
- MAT-311 Probability and Statistics (3 cr)
- MAT-352 Differential Equations (3 cr)
- MAT-361 Linear Algebra (3 cr)

### Electrical Engineering

- CSC-150 Computer Programming I (4 cr)
- CSC-151 Computer Programming II (4 cr)
- ECO-271 Economics (3 cr)
- MAT-311 Probability and Statistics (3 cr)
- MAT-352 Differential Equations (3 cr)
- MAT-361 Linear Algebra (3 cr)
- PHY-230 Digital Electronics (3 cr)
- PHY-240 Analog Electronics (4 cr)
- PHY-301 Theoretical Mechanics (3 cr)
- PHY-330 Electricity and Magnetism (3 cr)

### Environmental Engineering

### Mechanical Engineering

- SPE-105 Speech (3 cr)
- CSC-150 Computer Programming I (3 cr)
- ECO-271 Economics (3 cr)
- MAT-311 Probability and Statistics (3 cr)
- MAT-352 Differential Equations (3 cr)
- MAT-361 Linear Algebra (3 cr)
- PHY-105 CAD (2 cr)
- PHY-210 Statics (3 cr)
- PHY-240 Analog Electronics & Laboratory (4 cr)
- PHY-301 Theoretical Mechanics (3 cr)
- PHY-313 Thermal Physics (3 cr)

### 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.

## Mathematics Minor

**PEAKS** |
Natural Sciences & Mathematics |

In order to pursue a Mathematics Minor a student must prepare by taking the following preparatory courses or their equivalents:

The following are required for the Mathematics Minor:

- CSC-150 Introduction to Computer Programming I (4 cr)
**One**of the following:- Ten upper-division (300-, 400-level) credits in mathematics (MAT).

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:

- MAT-251 Calculus III (4 cr)
- MAT-252 Discrete Mathematics (3 cr)
- MAT-311 Probability (3 cr)
- MAT-112 Introduction to Statistics (3 cr)

**or**

MAT-312 Statistics (3 cr) - MAT-361 Linear Algebra (3 cr)
- MAT-370 Geometry (3 cr)

### 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 |

The fundamental nature of physics makes an understanding of its principles, techniques and limitations important in the acquisition and extension of knowledge in all the sciences. In addition, it has historical connections to metaphysics and natural philosophy, which makes it an integral part of a balanced liberal arts curriculum. This minor satisfies the state requirements for the secondary education second-teaching field in physics. Physics minors should recognize and gracefully accept that an ability to acquire and use mathematical tools is an assumed part of their minors.

Students are expected to complete:

The following is required for the Physics Minor:

- PHY-271 Analytical Physics I & Laboratory (5 cr)
- PHY-272 Analytical Physics II & Laboratory (5 cr)
**Ten**additional credits in physics - of which at least 7 credits must be upper-division (300-, 400-level)

### 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.