Interdisciplinary Computational Sciences (Minor)

This program was approved for students entering the university in the Summer 2024–Spring 2025 catalog year. For more information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Minor in Interdisciplinary Computational Sciences

Unit: College of Arts and Sciences (AS)
Department: Physics and Astronomy
Academic Plan Code(s): PHYSMINICS

The minor in Interdisciplinary Computational Sciences (ICS) focuses on computational techniques in physics, chemistry, and materials sciences.

Program Requirements

To earn a minor, students must take 18 credit hours.

Scientific Programming
PHYS 275Introduction to Scientific Computing and Data Analysis3
Computational Science Electives9
Select three courses from the following:
Introductory Computational Physics
Introduction to Computational Chemistry and Molecular Modeling
Theory and Application of Computational Chemistry
Advanced Computational and Numerical Methods in Physics
Supporting Courses6
Choose two courses from the following:
Introduction to Linear Algebra
Differential Equations
Differential Equations for the Physical Sciences
Introductory Mathematical Physics
Minimum Total Hours18

At least three (3) semester hours of the requirements for a minor must be successfully completed while enrolled in the University of Louisville.