CC item list Status: CC: discuss Feb 13, 08; DCSC: passed Feb 14, 08

ITEM 4. Minors for CS students

Motion: (at Feb. 14, 08 DCSC) Add the following courses to the Eng/Sci/Bus electives in Professionally-Related Table 1 of the CS program (pending approval from the Chairs of the respective departments).
"Friendly Amendment": Change the line:

"a minimum of one to a maximum of two courses must be selected from the Eng/Sci/Bus Group"
"a minimum of one to a maximum of three courses must be selected from the Eng/Sci/Bus Group"

ACC406 and ACC414 (Accounting Minor)
BLG151, BLG311 and BLG400 (Biology Minor)
CMN314 and CMN450 (Business Communication Minor)
CHY213, CHY381 and CHY223 (Chemistry Minor)
ITM350, MKT530 and MGT550 (eBusiness Minor)
ECN301 and ECN504 (Economics Minor)
ENT526 (Entrepreneurship and Innovation Minor)
FIN300, FIN401, FIN501 (Finance Minor)
MHR405, MHR523, MHR640 (Human Resources Management Minor)
CMN443, HST500, IBS522 (International Business Minor)
LAW122, LAW603, LAW723 (Law Minor)
MKT200 and MKT504 (Marketing Minor)

Rationale: With these additions to the table, our CS students become elibible to pursue the indicated Minors. Some students have expressed this desire. Currently the only minor open to our students is Mathematics. DCSC asked CC to investigate opening more minors to CS students. To date, Accounting, Chemistry and Biology approve and encourage our students in pursuit of a minor in their area.

Background information


A total of 11 courses is required between 5th and 8th semesters. A minimum of one to a maximum of three courses must be taken from the Mathematics Group, a minimum of seven to a maximum of nine courses must be selected from the Computer Science Group (two of which must be CPS 506 and CPS 633), and a minimum of one to a maximum of two courses must be selected from the Engineering/Science/Business Group.

Computer Science Group

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Engineering/Science/Business Group

ACC 100 	Introductory Financial Accounting
BLG 143 	Biology I
CHY 102 	General Chemistry
ECN 808 	Economics of Technological Change
EES 512 	Electric Circuits
ENT 500 	New Venture Startup
GEO 542 	Introduction to Remote Sensing
MKT 100 	Marketing I
PCS 224 	Solid State Physics
PCS 510 	Fundamentals of Astrophysics

Mathematics Group

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Students at Ryerson may earn a Minor outside their core program/major/option, and primarily, outside the professional category of courses in their program. A Minor is a concentration of six or more, single-term courses or the equivalent with a coherence based upon discipline, theme and/or methodology.

Students may pursue any Minor offered by Ryerson subject to:

Student's priority should be given to enrollment in, and the completion of, their program's graduation requirements. Students are cautioned that taking courses over and above basic program requirements in order to earn a Minor, may adversely affect overall academic performance and jeopardize Academic Standing. Extra courses may result in additional fees. Students on Probationary Standing, will not be authorized to take extra courses for the purposes of earning a Minor.

Students are not permitted to earn more than one Minor. Minor courses cannot be substituted.

Successful completion of the requirements for all Minors will be reflected on all Ryerson official transcripts. Students may only meet the requirements for a Minor during their Ryerson program studies. A student cannot become eligible for a Ryerson Minor after graduation from their Ryerson program. It is the student's responsibility to apply for the Minor at the time they are applying to Graduate (they are two separate procedures on RAMSS).

NOTE: Students should also be aware, that if they are eligible to graduate from the program, regardless of whether they have completed the requirements of the Minor they have applied for, they will still graduate from the program.
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