Computational Science Graduate Minor

Minor Graduate Program HeadSusan Stewart
Program CodeCSCI
Campus(es)University Park
The Graduate Faculty


The Department of Aerospace Engineering administers this interdisciplinary minor. Each student's program is planned by the student and a designated computational science adviser, in consultation with the graduate adviser in the student's major field.

Minor Requirements

Requirements listed here are in addition to requirements for minors in Graduate Council policies listed under GCAC-600 Research Degree Policies and GCAC-700 Professional Degree Policies.

The minor offers an opportunity for students in all colleges and majors to pursue a focused set of courses that emphasize computational science. The minor requires 9 credits in computational science courses for a master's degree and 15 credits for a doctoral minor.

Required Courses
Select at least one of the following courses:3
Advanced Computer Programming
Concurrent Scientific Programming
Parallel/Vector Algorithms for Scientific Applications
Concurrent Matrix Computation
Select at least one of the following courses:3
Numerical Analysis I
Numerical Linear Algebra
Applied Statistics
Data Mining I
Select additional credits from a list of approved courses 13-9
Total Credits9-15

The additional credits will be chosen from a list of approved courses maintained by the graduate minor program.

In addition, for the Master's Minor and Ph.D. Minor the students can use at most 6 and 9 credits, respectively, from (or cross-listed with) their home department.


Graduate courses carry numbers from 500 to 699 and 800 to 899. Advanced undergraduate courses numbered between 400 and 499 may be used to meet some graduate degree requirements when taken by graduate students. Courses below the 400 level may not. A graduate student may register for or audit these courses in order to make up deficiencies or to fill in gaps in previous education but not to meet requirements for an advanced degree.


Campus University Park
Graduate Program Head Susan W Stewart
Program Contact

Lindsay Moist
233 Hammond Building
University Park PA 16802
(814) 865-6997

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