Engineering Minors

The Albert Nerken School of Engineering offers two minors to undergraduate students – Computer Science Minor and Mathematics Minor. Students can also obtain a Humanities and Social Science (HSS) Minor from our HSS Program. Please see below for further information:


The department of Electrical Engineering offers a minor in Computer Science. Students seeking a minor in Computer Science must complete Data Structures & Algorithms I (ECE 264), Data Structures & Algorithms II (ECE 365), or a course selected from a list of alternative courses (see details), and 12 additional credits at the 300 or 400 level from a list of approved courses. At most six credits of 300 level courses that are required in the major can be applied toward the requirements for the Computer Science Minor.


The department of Mathematics offers a minor in mathematics. Students seeking a minor in mathematics must complete at least 15 credits of mathematics coursework in addition to the 17 credits required by every engineering department. These additional credits must include Mathematical Analysis I and II (Ma 350, 351), Linear Algebra (Ma 326), Modern Algebra (Ma 347) and an elective course in mathematics at or above the 300 level. An overall G.P.A., at graduation, of at least 3.0 among the mathematics portion (32 credits) of the program is required to obtain a minor in mathematics.


Students who complete a minimum of 12 upper-division credits in a specific field of liberal arts may qualify for a minor in that field of Humanities and Social Sciences. Minors are offered and may be designated on student transcripts in the following five fields. Please contact HSS Academic Advisor, Professor Sohnya Sayres.

  • Art History
  • Economics and Public Policy
  • History and Society
  • Literature
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.