Apr 25, 2018  

Computer Science Concentration

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The Computer Science Concentration, jointly sponsored by the departments of Mathematics and Physics, provides a solid foundation in the subject of computer science.


Six courses distributed as follows:

2. Data Structures

5. One elective course

One additional course listed in Requirement 4, or an approved independent study or seminar at the 300- or 400-level (normally CSC 381-389, CSC 481-489, CSC 395, CSC 396, CSC/PHY 397, CSC 495, or CSC 496).

Additional Information

No more than two courses from those courses which constitute a student’s major may be applied toward the concentration.  A grade of “C” or higher is required in all courses applied toward the concentration.

The Physics Computation Center in Dana Science Building and the Genomics, Applied Mathematics, and Computer Science laboratory in Chambers provide high-powered computing environments for students in advanced computer science courses.  Students wishing to balance their academic experience in the Computer Science Concentration with more practical experience in computing are encouraged to investigate an outside internship, for example, with Davidson’s Information Technology Services.

Application Procedure:

The faculty liaison is Dr. Michael Mossinghoff, representing the Computer Science Advisory Committee.  A student must submit written application to the Advisory Committee by the end of the first week of classes in the fall semester of the senior year.  Since some courses in the concentration have several prerequisites and some courses are offered in alternate years, early planning is advised.  Certification of completion of all requirements for the concentration is made by the Registrar upon the recommendation of the Computer Science Advisory Committee.

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