Computer Science, minor

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Do you enjoy the challenge of solving problems and have a knack for using technology to help you solve them? If so, you should consider a minor in computer science. With a minor in computer science at PLNU, you’ll learn how computers work, from the underlying hardware to the use of high-level application programs.

You’ll take classes in programming and software engineering, as well as explore modern computer network technologies. This minor is not available to students who pursue a major in information systems.

A minor in computer science is great for those who wish to complement study in another discipline, such as mathematics, physics, or business. It can provide you with a broader perspective, and ultimately help you in your future studies and career. At PLNU, you can look forward to classes where you'll receive practical experience while working closely with other students and professors in a highly collaborative environment.

The Department of Mathematical, Information, and Computer Sciences (MICS) is dedicated to helping you discover your calling and how your academic abilities connect with that call. MICS is committed to maintaining a curriculum that provides you with the tools to be productive, the passion to continue learning, and Christian perspectives that provide a basis for making sound professional decisions.

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Maria Zack, Ph.D.

If positive influences on the strategic vision and day-to-day operation of PLNU were charted, one variable would stand out. Around campus, we call her Dr. Maria Zack. Zack has taught at PLNU for over 20 years. She is a professor of mathematics and chair of the Department of Mathematical, Information & Computer Sciences (MICS).

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