Prospective CS Minors FAQ

  1. How do I get a minor in LSCS?

    The Computer Science minor requires completion of CS 61A, CS 61B, CS 61C and CS 70, as well as 3 upper division CS courses. After completing at least two out of the three CS 61 series courses and CS 70, please stop by 377 Soda to submit an application for the minor.

  2. What is the GPA cut-off for the Minor?

    A minimum 2.0 GPA in the required lower division courses is needed to be admitted into the minor.

    To successfully complete the CS minor and receive a notation on your final transcript you must finish with a minimum 2.0 GPA among all required courses for the program.

  3. How do I get into classes?

    At this time, minors do not receive priority for getting into classes. That being said, many minors do get into classes, they just have to be flexible, patient, or enroll in summer session. CS 160 goes by survey results for enrollment (after the first 20 or so seats fill) so minors may have luck there, if the survey answers are what the instructor is looking for.

    Courses that some minors have had success getting into include CS 164, CS 184, CS 160, and to some extent, CS 170 and CS 188 (depending on demand).

  4. Whom do I contact if I have questions about the CS Minor?

    Christopher Hunn, Undergraduate Advisor, 377 Soda Hall, 510-642-7214, cs-advising@cs.berkeley.edu

    Lily Zhang, Undergraduate Advisor, 379 Soda Hall, 510-664-4436, lilyz@cs.berkeley.edu