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Minor Requirements

The minor in Scientific Computing requires 15 credit hours, distributed as follows:

1. Computer Science CS 1101 (strongly recommended) or CS 1103. (3 hours)

2. Computer Science CS 2204 (strongly recommended) or CS 2201. (3 hours)

3. Scientific Computing SC 3250. (3 hours) Note: Beginning in Fall 2018, SC 3250 will require CS 2204 (or CS 2201) as a prerequisite.

4. 6 hours of electives. Electives include courses in the Scientific Computing (SC) minor, courses approved for SC credit that are in another subject area, courses that meet the approval of a Director of the SC minor, and directed or independent study with a faculty member affiliated with the SC minor.

Many of the subject area electives are advanced 2000-level, and even some 3000-level, courses within a core discipline. While some of these courses are only appropriate for majors or minors in those disciplines, many courses are perfectly appropriate for students who have taken the core courses in Scientific Computing plus one or two introductory courses in that discipline. If uncertain, ask the course instructor before enrolling.

See Courses in Scientific Computing for a list of all courses associated with the minor.

On YES, to select all courses approved for credit in the Scientific Computing minor, select the “Advanced” link next to the search box, select the “Class Attributes” drop-down box on the bottom right of the advanced search page, and then select “Eligible for Scientific Computing” to find all courses.