Computer Science Minor

A minor in Computer Science will significantly enhance the employability of a graduate from any program at Ferris. Computer skills are among the most important skills an employer is looking for in employees today. It can serve to enhance the expertise of the student in their major field and also serve as an excellent preparation for entry-level positions in the computing field. 

Through the course work of the Computer Science minor, students will be provided the opportunity to learn computer science applications such as programming language, computer architecture, microprocessor-controlled equipment and local area networks.


Admission Requirements

This Computer Science minor is open to any student admitted to Ferris State and pursuing a baccalaureate degree except those pursuing the Applied Mathematics Computer Science Concentration. The minor is designed to complement any Ferris major program. In general, only one-third of the credits in a minor can overlap course work in the student’s major. If a student pursues an Applied Mathematics Major (AMTH), no more than 7 hours can be common to the major and the Computer Science Minor.


Graduation Requirements

An academic minor may only be awarded upon completion of a baccalaureate degree at Ferris State. This minor requires a minimum of 20 credits and a minimum grade average of 2.5 in these courses. Also, 50 percent of the credits for a minor must be taught by Ferris State University.


Required Courses
(number of credit hours in parentheses)
See Course Descriptions page for more information about each course.

CPSC 130 Programming and Problem Solving (4)
CPSC 200 Object Oriented Programming (4)
CPSC 300 Data Structures and Algorithms (4)
Electives (select 3 from the following: CPSC 320, CPSC 330, CPSC 340, MATH 328, MATH 340, ECNS 323)


Contact Information

Computer Science Coordinator: Jim Nystrom
Email: nystroj@ferris.edu
Office Location: ASC 2056
Phone: (231) 591-5864                                  

Department Information:
Mathematics Department
820 Campus Drive, ASC 2021
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Phone: (231) 591-2565