Minors

A minor in one of the fields is a great way to gain exceptional experience in the field that can encourage furthering your career. The links below will take you to the latest requirements in the Miami Bulletin for each of these minors. You may refer to the older minor requirements on Miami's General Bulletin.

Computer Science

This minor is for students in majors other than computer science or software engineering. The objective is to provide a cohesive program enabling students to learn the fundamentals of software design and development and a variety of other topics in computer science. In addition to gaining an understanding of the software design and development process, students will acquire problem solving and algorithm design skills. Electives in sub-fields of computer science including computer networks, operating systems, database, software engineering, graphics, and computer architecture permit the student to study particular areas of interest.

For information, contact the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering by emailing cseadvising@MiamiOH.edu.

Bioinformatics

Students completing a bioinformatics minor gain basic knowledge of biology and programming needed to work in this area, as well as an understanding of how computational techniques can be used to advance our knowledge of the life sciences and biomedicine. 

For information, contact the Department of Biology, 313 Pearson Hall, or e-mail bioadvising@MiamiOH.edu.

Humanitarian Engineering and Computing

The Humanitarian Engineering and Computing minor at Miami University is designed to graduate engineering and computing majors who are globally-aware, culturally-sensitive, and socially conscious, and who would use their knowledge to design solutions that enhance the lives of and opportunities for people on a local, national, or international level. Students will select coursework supporting their interests from four broad categories, engage in service/humanitarian focused activity or research and complete a humanitarian-focused capstone project in CPB, CSE, ECE or MME. 

This minor is only open to students with a major in the College of Engineering and Computing. For information, contact the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering by emailing cseadvising@MiamiOH.edu.

Games + Simulation

The Games + Simulation Minor includes a collaborative series of courses between the Department of Emerging Technology in Business + Design and the Art and Computer Science departments. The minor introduces the foundations of game design and implementation, beginning with required coursework in the three developmental areas: game art, game design, and game development. Electives within the minor allow students to explore their particular game interest in greater depth. 

For information, please contact the Department of Emerging Technology in Business + Design, 209 Laws Hall, or e-mail ETBD@MiamiOH.edu.