Minor in Scientific and Engineering Computing

The Scientific and Engineering Computing minor provides undergraduate students with computational and numerical skills and knowledge to augment their studies in their major programs. Core courses in mathematics and computing provide broad, general skills in numerical methods, algorithms, and scientific software development. Elective courses provide depth in applying numerical computation to problems in the field of the student's major.

Computational methods are now used routinely in virtually all fields of science and engineering, and are becoming more common in the social sciences. They have become essential to understand natural and human-created phenomena and systems. Computation has been described as the third paradigm for scientific discovery and innovation, along with theory and experimentation. A minor curriculum in computation is a natural complement to major programs in science, engineering and the social sciences.