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Robotics
The interdisciplinary minor in robotics is intended to offer STEM majors and other students with an interest in science and technology a fundamental understanding of scientific and technical issues involved in the design, construction and application of robots.
Educational Goals
 Students will have a basic understanding of robot control systems, sensors, motion, circuits and the overall design of robots.
 Students will be able to design and develop autonomous robots and robot control software.
 Students will develop an understanding of how advances in robotics technology can be used in diverse reallife applications.
 Students will learn to work on an interdisciplinary team developing a technical product.
Required Courses 
Credit Hours 
Basic Preparation 1 

Choose one of the following: 
34 
CS 139. Programming Fundamentals 

CS 149. Programming Fundamentals (Accelerated) 

ISAT 252. Programming and Problem Solving 2 

Choose one of the following: 
4 


GISAT 151. Topics in Applied Calculus in ISAT 

Choose one of the following: 
4 
GSCI 101 and 104. Physics, Chemistry and the Human Experience 3 

PHYS 240 + Lab. University Physics I (with any Physics Lab) 

ISAT 152. Topics in Applied Physics in ISAT 

Core Course 

Choose one of the following: 
3 
CS 354. Introduction to Autonomous Robotics 

PHYS 386. Robots: Structure and Theory 

Electives 4 

Choose at least six credits from the following: 
68 


CS 444. Artificial Intelligence 

MATH 238. Differential Equations 

MATH 248. Numerical Methods 

MATH 341. Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos 

PHYS 371. Introduction to Digital Electronics 

PHYS 372. Microcontrollers and Their Applications 

Supervised Robotics Project Course 

Choose one of the following: 
34 
CS 497. Independent Study 



ISAT 493. Senior Capstone Project III 

PHYS 497. Topics in Physics 




2327 
1 A basic preparation course may be waived by the minor adviser if a student has completed a comparable course or experience.
2 Must be an ISAT 252 section taught using a procedural programming language (e.g., Python).
3 Must be an approved section of GSCI 101 and GSCI 104, with a robotics theme.
4 At least one elective must be from a different department from the core course.