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Undergraduate & Graduate Dates to Remember*

Fall Term 2010

August 20-22 MBA Orientation
August 25-29 Wolfpack Welcome
August 30 Classes begin
September 3 Add deadline
October 29 Last day to withdraw & last day
to apply for graduation
December 10 Last day of classes
December 11-17 Final Exams

Spring Term 2011

January 8 New Student Orientation; MBA Orientation
January 10 Classes begin
January 14 Add deadline
March 4 Last day to withdraw
May 4 Last day of classes for undergraduate students
May 5 Last day of classes for graduate students
May 6-12 Final Exams for day division
May 9-12 Final Exams for graduate and evening students
May 14 Commencement - all colleges

*College of Law dates on Law Bulletin


The Computational Science minor introduces students to the basics of computer programming and familiarizes them with powerful computational software packages like Matlab and LabView. The program also has an independent research component that affords students the opportunity to engage in original research using advanced computational tools under the supervision of an interdisciplinary team of professors. The minor can provide biology, chemistry, physics, psychology, sociology, political science, or economics majors with an advantage while applying for employment or further education. Visual arts and mass communication majors could also greatly benefit from exposure to the computational tools provided by this minor.

Minor Requirements

The Computational Science minor requires the following 21 hours:
MATH A211 3
MATH A257 4
MATH A271 3
MATH A375 3

Choose one of the following four options:

Option 1

  • MATH A258
  • MATH A212
  • Research (2 crs)

Option 2

  • MATH A258
  • Research (4crs)

Option 3

  • PSYC A303 or MATH A260 or DESC B205
  • MATH A298 (2 crs)
  • MATH A212 or MATH A498 (3 crs)

Option 4

  • MATH A212
  • Research (5 crs)
8 or 9

Substitutions to the program will be permitted with the approval of the Director of Comptational Science.

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