2018-19
Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog

Computer Science Minor

Department of Computer Science and Engineering

338 Davis Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-2500
716-645-3180
716-645-3464
www.cse.buffalo.edu
Chunming Qiao
Chair
Carl Alphonce
Co-Director of Undergraduate Studies
Steve Ko
Co-Director of Undergraduate Studies
Christy Krawczyk
Undergraduate Academic Coordinator

Why study Computer Science Minor at UB?

*Not a baccalaureate degree program

Computer Science is a diverse and ubiquitous field, touching people's lives in many ways. The Minor in Computer Science program at UB offers students a solid foundation in the computer science field. The program offers many opportunities to engage outside the classroom setting. Outside the classroom setting students can join student clubs, like the Association for Computing Machinery and Scientista, work as undergraduate teaching assistants, and participate in research projects. Our graduates go on to rewarding careers in industry, and pursue graduate degrees.

Learning Outcomes

Students successfully completing a minor in Computer Science will possess the fundamental skills and knowledge necessary to identify and solve a variety of computational problems.

The Learning Environment

The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences offers nine engineering programs leading to the degree of bachelor of science (BS) degree: aerospace, biomedical, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, environmental, industrial, and mechanical engineering.

Students may pursue minors in computer science, electrical engineering, human factors engineering, manufacturing, operations research, quality engineering, and robotics, as well as a certificate in data-intensive computing.

The curricula allow students flexibility in their programs of study and encourages interaction between students and faculty. The undergraduate educational experience prepares students for professional practice and advanced study. Special programs including our experiential learning program, undergraduate research, and internship opportunities provide professional development skills and experiences and facilitate placement of our graduates in high-quality engineering positions.

About Our Facilities

The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences occupies six buildings on UB's north campus: Bell, Bonner, Davis, Furnas, Jarvis, and Ketter Halls.

Together, these buildings form an outstanding educational and research facility, comprising 275,000 square feet of laboratory and office space.

About Our Faculty

The faculty members of the department, all of whom have national and international reputations in their fields, are involved in research projects that have a variety of special contracts. Many have also received research funding from corporations such as Cisco, Google, IBM, Intel, Kodak, Microsoft, Nokia and Xerox.

These projects include research in:

  • algorithms and theory
  • augmentative technology for the handicapped
  • computer networks and distributed systems
  • computer security and information assurance
  • computer vision and information visualization
  • data integration and databases
  • high performance and grid computing
  • cyber infrastructure and computational science
  • knowledge representation
  • computational linguistics
  • medical applications and bioinformatics
  • human computer interaction
  • wireless computing
  • multimedia databases and informational retrieval
  • pattern recognition
  • machine learning
  • data mining
  • programming languages and software systems
  • embedded systems
  • VLSI
  • computer architecture

Faculty List Directory

Please visit the Computer Science department website for additional information about our faculty.

Career Outlook

Career Choices

Most students with bachelor's degrees obtain jobs in the fields of computing and applications programming or related areas such as systems analysis and design. Some of the jobs are in scientific or technical industries for which a considerable knowledge of mathematics is also desirable. Others are involved in programming for business where the mathematics background is less necessary. There are also jobs concerned with writing programs that facilitate the use of computers for applications.

Academic Advising

Students obtain academic advice and guidance from the academic advisors in the SEAS Office of Undergraduate Education (410 Bonner Hall) and from faculty advisors in their program of study.

Students in the program are expected to see an advisor at least once a semester. One semester before graduation students are required to meet with an advisor to ensure that their remaining coursework satisfies program requirements needed to graduate with the minor.

Academic Advising Contact Information

SEAS Office of Undergraduate Education
410 Bonner Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-1900
Phone: 716-645-2774

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences website

Computer Science and Engineering Christy Krawczyk Undergraduate Academic Coordinator 338R Davis Hall, North Campus, Buffalo, NY 14260-2500 Phone 716-645-4759

Scholarships and Financial Support

Published: August 16, 2018 09:19:10 AM