Hello! I'm a sophomore applied mathematics and physics double major, and I have ~30 credits to spare on any courses I might want to take before I graduate. I'm going use this "extra space" to take computer science courses. I have been programming with Python for several years now and I have already been exposed to many concepts of computer science, so this field isn't totally foreign to me. However, I don't plan on taking the first intro computer science course because I would not be exposed to any new material. I figured I would just take the courses that are new to me. The thing is, I can't declare an official computer science minor unless I actually take that intro course. And unfortunately the department will not let me substitute an upper level elective in its place :( So here's my question: Is it better to take the intro course and get the official minor or just take the coursework and not worry about it? In other words, does it matter if I have an official minor if I have the coursework?