About the Computing Applications Undergraduate Minor
The Computing Applications minor will provide students with an interdisciplinary and integrative undergraduate minor at Texas Tech University in applications of computing and information technology in a wide variety and widely dispersed fields. Formalized educational paradigms in interdisciplinary computing applications currently do not exist. These have been identified as necessary—even critical. Information technology has facilitated the acquisition of information whether in education, entertainment, or communication. For example, two disparate domains of study: computer science and experimental biology came together to create a new discipline—bioinformatics. Information technology literacy is integral to success in most careers and in everyday life; its necessity and applications will only increase over time. Through this minor, we seek to provide students with foundational applications to meet the demands of the job market that is also integrated with student occupational goals. This minor will be housed in University Studies at TTU and will contribute to a student’s undergraduate degree in University Studies and is open to all students seeking a minor. To complete this minor and six courses, students will be required to take two computer science courses and two courses involving computer applications in the field of interest.