Computational science is a new, interdisciplinary field, one which uses applied mathematics and computer science to solve problems in another science. Computational science courses might address problems such as modeling the weather or earthquakes, or predicting subatomic particle behavior.
In this major, you will take courses in mathematics and computer science to gain the basic skills and knowledge you need. At the same time, you will take courses in your chosen area of concentration (chemistry, ecology, molecular biology or physics) to obtain depth in an applied science. Then, as a senior, you will complete a project with two faculty advisors—one in mathematics or computer science and the other in your area of concentration—that will demonstrate the power of math and computing to address issues in your concentration field.
Computational science is a great major for students who are interested in mathematics, computing, and a natural or physical science.
The B.S. in Computational Science is offered in cooperation with the Department of Mathematics.
See the College Catalog for the complete program requirements.