The Computer Science Minor

The CS minor, offered through the College of Engineering is open to all undergraduate students at Berkeley except CS and EECS majors through the College of Engineering. The course requirements for the CS minor are:

Lower Division Prerequisites

  • CS 61A, 61B, 61C
  • CS70

Upper Division Requirements

  • Any three upper division courses in CS, also including EECS122.

Application Process

To be considered for the CS minor, you must submit a CS Minor Application after first completing all or most of the lower division prerequisites.

To be admitted to the CS minor, you must have a declared major other than CS or EECS and a technical grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in the seven required courses.

Submit completed application to the CS Undergraduate Advising Office, 377 Soda Hall. For any questions, please contact Christopher Hunn, 510-642-7214, cthunn@cs.


Upper Division Requirements

If you are approved as a minor in the department, it will be annotated to your transcript upon completion of three upper division CS courses. Due to how impacted our courses are, you must put your name on the waiting list of each course for which you want to enroll. Near the beginning of the semester the waitlist will no longer prioritize majors and will be processed in order. Minors are encouraged to explore summer session upper division CS courses as well, since they have equal priority as majors.


Completion of the Minor

In order to receive the CS Minor notation on your final transcript, all the following criteria must be met:

  1. All seven courses for the minor must be taken for a letter grade.
  2. The grade point average for those (seven) courses must be at least 2.0.
  3. You may only overlap one of those (seven) courses for your declared major and the CS minor.


Information for Prospective L&S CS Students