The Scientific and Engineering Computing minor provides undergraduate students with computational and numerical skills and knowledge to augment their studies in their major programs. Core courses in mathematics and computing provide broad, general skills in numerical methods, algorithms, and scientific software development. Elective courses provide depth in applying numerical computation to problems in the field of the student's major.
Computational methods are now used routinely in virtually all fields of science and engineering, and are becoming more common in the social sciences. They have become essential to understand natural and human-created phenomena and systems. Computation has been described as the third paradigm for scientific discovery and innovation, along with theory and experimentation. A minor curriculum in computation is a natural complement to major programs in science, engineering and the social sciences.
Program of Study
A CS Minor application is required.
The Scientific and Engineering Computing minor must comprise at least 15 credit hours, of which at least 9 credit hours are upper-division coursework (numbered 3000 or above).
- No Special Problems or Internships coursework may be used towards the CS minor.
- A grade of A or B is required for CS 1331. All courses used to satisfy the course requirements for a minor must be completed with a grade of C (2.00) or better.
- All courses counting toward the minor must be taken on a letter-grade basis.
- A maximum of 3 credit hours of transfer credit may be used to satisfy the course requirements for a minor. This includes courses taken at another institution or credit earned through the AP or IB program, assuming the scores meet Georgia Tech minimum standards.
- It is the major advisor’s responsibility to verify that students are using only courses from the designated block(s) from the student’s major field of study that are allowed to satisfy a minor program, that they are not using any Core Area A-E courses (including humanities and social sciences), and that they are not using any courses for more than one minor or certificate. Any free elective course used to satisfy the course requirements of the student’s major degree program may also be used to satisfy the course requirements for a minor.
Minor Program of Study & Guidelines