The minor begins with computer programming and interfacing of computers to apparatus at the introductory level, and then continues with a range of advanced courses that allow students to focus on particular topics in scientific computing and/or broaden their computing skills. Most students will complete a research project with a significant computing component as part of the minor.
To be awarded a minor in scientific computing, students must complete six (6) credits of required core courses and twelve (12) credits from the list of optional courses, for a total of at least 18 credits. At least six credits of the 18 must be at the 300-level or higher.
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Other courses with significant computing components can be considered for credit toward the scientific computing minor.
*Not offered every year.
** Projects in biology, chemistry, Earth sciences, mathematics, and physics that involve significant scientific computing. The research advisor must certify that the project involves significant computing in order for the project to count toward the minor.
For more information about the Scientific Computing minor, please contact the program director.
Professor of Mathematics
562.907.4200, ext. 4459
Professor of Physics
562.907.4200, ext. 4458