The election of a minor field is optional and infrequent. The election is indicated on the appropriate Program of Study form (CS-3 for M.S., CS-6 for Ph.D.).

If a minor for an M.S. degree is elected, it must include at least 9 hours of courses that are taught by departments other than Computer Science (and not merely cross-listings of COMP courses). The minor must also meet all the requirements described in the Graduate School Handbook.

A minor in a Ph.D. program must include at least 15 hours of courses that are taught by departments other than Computer Science (and not merely cross-listings of COMP courses). The minor must also meet all the requirements described in the Graduate School Handbook.