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Scientific Computing Minor

Minor Overview

The multidisciplinary minor in Scientific Computing is a natural complement to the curriculum for majors in the natural and physical sciences, mathematics, and computer science. Focused study in the area of scientific computation enriches learning in any of these disciplines, adding an applied emphasis and stressing the cross-fertilization of research methods across disciplines.

The advancement of science in many fields is becoming less discipline-specific, and nowhere is this more apparent than in the common tools used for challenging computational problems. For instance, the modeling, visualization and simulation of large-scale nonlinear systems are common to many fields of science and applied mathematics. A multidisciplinary minor in scientific computation provides students with a valuable, intellectually challenging experience and marketable skills applicable in many fields. The minor will help to stimulate collaboration and exchange among faculty in the sciences. The three departments responsible for staffing the minor are computer science, mathematics, and physics. This minor may be extended to include chemistry and/or biology in the future.

Course descriptions
For more information contact:

Robyn Wangberg, Ph.D., Supervisor
Physics Department
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
700 Terrace Heights #32
Winona, MN 55987-1399
(800) 635-5987, Ext. 1580
rwangber@smumn.edu