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CPSC, DPA, & CYBR Minors

The School of Computing offers two minor programs to allow Clemson students the opportunity to add a technical component to their degree. In addition, the School of Computing is a part of the interdisciplinary Clemson University Cybersecurity Center, which offers a minor in cybersecurity (starting with the 2018-2019 academic year.):

Computer Science [CPSC minor flowchart]

  • requires CPSC 2120 and 12 additional credits in computer science of which at least nine credits must be at the 3000 level or higher.
  • note many 3000- and 4000-level CPSC courses require CPSC 2120 and/or CPSC 2150. You must take one of the two introductory computer science sequences before you can take CPSC 2120 or CPSC 2150:
    • Track 1: CPSC 1010-1011 & CPSC 1020-1021
    • Track 2: CPSC 1060-1061 & CPSC 1070-1071
  • the Computer Science minor is administered by School of Computing student services. [advising information]

Digital Production Arts [DPA minor flowchart]

  • requires DPA 3070-3071 and one of the following options:
    • Group 1 (for Architecture or Visual Arts majors)- DPA 4000, 4010 and six credits selected from CPSC 4040, 4050, 4160, PKSC 2200, 3200, THEA 2880, 4870, 4970. Note that DPA 4000 and DPA 4010 is a two-semester sequence. Check iROAR to determine course offerings.
    • Group 2 (for Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Computer Information Systems majors)- DPA 4020, DPA 4030, and six credits selected from ART 2050, 2130, 4210, GC 3400, PKSC 2200, 3200, THEA 2880, 4870, 4970. Note that DPA 4020 and DPA 4020 is a two-semester sequence. Check iROAR to determine course offerings.
    • Group 3 (for all other majors)- DPA 4000, 4010, 4020, and three credits selected from CPSC 4040, 4050, 4160, PKSC 2200. Note that DPA 4000 and DPA 4010 is a two-semester sequence. Check iROAR to determine course offerings.
  • note that DPA 3070-3071 is not a pre-requisite for any additional courses.
  • the majority of seats offered in DPA 3070-3071 are restricted to declared DPA minors.
  • the DPA minor is administered by School of Computing student services [advising information]

Cybersecurity Minor

This minor provides students the opportunity to complete a deeper examination of cybersecurity topics than is typical for a conventional degree. The minor requires a minimum of 15 credits. Students select one of two paths of study and complete all courses from that path, as well as an additional course selected from the approved cybersecurity list.

  • Path I: CPSC 2920, CPSC 4200, CPSC 4240, CPSC 4620, and one additional course selected from the cybersecurity list. Note that these courses have prerequisite sequences. [Path I flowchart]
  • Path II: CPSC 4200, CPSC 4620, and ECE 4490; either ECE 4380 or ECE 4400; and one additional course from the cybersecurity list. Note that these courses have prerequisite sequences.
  • Cybersecurity list: CPSC 2920, CPSC 4140, CPSC 4180, CPSC 4200, CPSC 4240, CPSC 4620, ECE 4270, ECE 4380, ECE 4490, ECE 4550, ECON 4220, MATH 2190, MATH 4100, MGT 3180, MGT 4360, MGT 4540, and MGT 4550.

For additional information about the Cybersecurity minor, please visit the Clemson University Cybersecurity Center's Web site. CPSC and CIS majors who wish to pursue Path I may consult their academic advisor for more information.

Visit the Clemson Registrar's website on changing academic programs to find out information on how to declare or change your minor.

Disclaimer

While we make every effort to ensure that information on this page is up-to-date, the official requirements for each program of study are listed in the official Clemson University Undergraduate Announcements. In the rare case of a discrepancy of information listed on the School of Computing's webpage, requirements listed in the Undergraduate Announcements will apply.