What's the difference between the Certificate and a Minor?

The Computer Science Minor requires at least 17 hours of Computer Science courses, including at least 9 hours of upper-division (3000-4999) courses in CS. However, many (but not all) upper division CS courses have a pre-requisite of CSCI 2720, which represents approximately 20 hours of lower-division prerequisites. The Department of Computer Science does offer several upper-division courses that have a pre-requisite lower than CSCI 2720: CSCI 3030, CSCI 4130, CSCI 4140, CSCI 4150, CSCI 4300, CSCI 4540, CSCI 4550, CSCI 4560, CSCI 4810, and CSCI 4800.  Please check with the UGA Bulletin for the current pre-requisite listings.

Alternatively, the Certificate in Computing provides a strong concentration in a subject area, short of a major. Students who enroll in the Certificate program may, if they wish, continue to a minor or major in CS.

Applying for the Minor in Computer Science

  • Log into Athena, then under the Student tab, click My Programs and then Add Minor.
  • Once you've done, please email advising@cs.uga.edu to request to be added to the CS Minor email list.

Miscellaneous Policies 

  • As a reminder, UGA's Bulletin states that courses taken to satisfy Core Areas I through V may not be counted as course work in the minor. Courses taken in Core Area VI may be counted as course work in the minor.  The purpose of the minor is to complete coursework in a field of study other than the student's major.
  • Notify the Undergraduate Coordinator at the beginning of the semester in which you intend on graduating in order to have the finalized paperwork completed.