2016-2017 Catalog > Undergraduate Studies > Undergraduate Majors > Computational Science Major, B.S.
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.
Students should consult with the Computer Science and Information Technology Department to choose appropriate special topics courses.
(one advisor from the Mathematics Department or Computer Science and Information Technology Department and a second advisor from another science area)
Through an integration of the liberal arts and the professions, Hood College provides an education that empowers students to use their hearts, minds and hands to meet personal, professional and global challenges and to lead purposeful lives of responsibility, leadership, service and civic engagement.
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