• Overview
  • Faculty
  • Requirements
  • Unique Opportunities

Computer Science – Physics

Major

Overview

Computer and Data Sciences combines technical skills with the liberal arts to hone problem-solving skills that may be used in a wide array of settings. The integrated majors with mathematical sciences, chemistry and physics deepen these skills while developing specific disciplinary expertise in these sciences.


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Faculty

Brett Barwick

Brett Barwick

Associate Professor of Physics, Harrison E. Farnsworth 1918 Endowed Chair in Physics

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Christina Othon

Associate Professor of Physics

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Rajinder Mavi

Rajinder Mavi

Visiting Professor of Mathematical Sciences

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Requirements

47 credits that include:

  • PHY 131
  • PHY 172
  • PHY 251
  • CSC 101 Introduction to Programming
  • CSC 236 Data Analysis and Visualization
  • CSC 336 Data Structures and Algorithms
  • CSC 371 Artificial Intelligence and Applied Machine Learning
  • 4 credits in CSC
  • 4 credits in PHY
  • 4 credits in CSC or PHY
  • PHY 501,502 (must complete computer/data sciences oriented project)

Unique Opportunities

  • Each integrated major requires students to complete a culminating project applying computer and data sciences to the other discipline; these projects take place in the senior seminar.
  • Skills in problem-solving, oral presentation writing and critical thinking are refined and developed in the upper-level disciplinary courses taken in physics, as described in the Catalog sections for each integrated major.