Scientific computation is the use of mathematical, statistical and computer-based techniques to investigate complex systems. In a world where computation is fueling innovation and success, a Certificate in Scientific Computation will make you more competitive for jobs and top-tier graduate schools in your field.
Scientific computation has applications in science, engineering, economics, medicine, sociology, and many other disciplines. For example, scientific computation has helped us to understand the causes and effects of climate change, financial catastrophes, and the motions of stars, to optimize the performance of mechanical systems, to model the human brain, to control the spread of disease, and to develop more effective medicines.
This certificate program provides undergraduates with an opportunity to enrich their field of study, albeit biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, economics, or medicine with applied computation, ranging from the development of and analysis with algorithm, database, statistical or visualization code. This program is fulfilled with a series of computational classes, and culminated with an individual project that utilizes computation to address a scientific inquiry.