# Bachelor of Science in Computational Science

Bachelor of Science in Computational Science

Computational Science (CpSc) is an emerging field in which sophisticated computational techniques to build models and solve problems related to science and engineering. Research projects are multidisciplinary collaborations involving mathematicians, scientists, engineers, and computer scientists. The new computational models complement existing theoretical and experimental approaches and in some applications, serve as a new mode of scientific inquiry. For mathematicians and computer scientists, these collaborative projects serve as a source of new algorithms and ideas.

At Stevens, undergraduates may study computational science through an interdisciplinary program leading to a Bachelor of Science degree with a specialization in an area of science or engineering. While there are many masters-level programs in computational science and scientific computing, the program at Stevens is one of the few offered at the undergraduate level. The current list of approved specializations are:

- Computational Chemistry
- Computational Mechanics
- Computational Oceanography
- Computational Physics
- Computer Vision and Graphics
- Cybersecurity
- Environmental Engineering

Program Description

The program includes the Science Curriculum core courses and technical electives. The technical electives are divided between foundation courses in mathematics and computer science, and application courses in an area of specialization. An important part of the program is a project or research problem to be done in the senior year. Application areas correspond to the research interests of the faculty associated with the program.

Selections of application courses and the names of faculty advisors are given below. Each student's study plan will reflect his or her aspirations and will be made up by the student together with a faculty advisor. For further information about an application area consult the faculty advisor. The sequence in Advanced Calculus, Ma547 and Ma548, is strongly recommended for students considering graduate school in any field. Enrollment in 600-level courses requires special permission.

Foundation Courses

- CS 284 Data Structures
- CS 385 Algorithms
- Ma 134 Discrete Mathematics
- Ma 232 Linear Algebra
- Ma 346 Numerical Methods
- Ma 525 Introduction to Computational Science

* View a sample term-by-term study plan >>*

### Application Areas

Computational Chemistry (Professor Mansfield) | ||||

Ch 241 | Organic Chemistry I | Ch 322 | Theoretical Chemistry | |

Ch 421 | Chemical Dynamics | Ch 499 | Chemical Research II | |

Ch 498 | Chemical Research I | |||

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Computational Mechanics (Professor Hassiotis) | ||||

E 126 | Mechanics of Solids |
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CE 345 | Modeling and Simulation | CE 613 | Matrix Analysis of Structures | |

CE 373 | Structural Analysis | CE 623 | Structural Dynamics | |

Ma 498 | Mathematical Research I | CE 681 | Finite Element Methods | |

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Computational Oceanography (Professor Bruno) | ||||

E 126 | Mechanics of Solids | CE 342 | Fluid Mechanics | |

OE 526 | Computer Aided Naval Architecture | OE 648 | Numerical Hydrodynamics | |

Ma 498 | Mathematical Research I | |||

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Computational Physics (Professor Stamnes and Professor Carr) | ||||

PEP 497 | SKIL V |
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PEP 498 | SKIL VI | PEP 520 | Computational Physics | |

PEP 538 | Mechanics | PEP 575 | Atmospheric Radiation and Climate | |

PEP 542 | Electricity and Magnetism | |||

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Computer Vision and Graphics (Professor Dinh and Professor Kamberov) | ||||

CS 437 | Interact. Computer Graphics | CS 638 | Interact. Computer Graphics II | |

CS 558 | Computer Vision | CS 499 | Computer Science Research II | |

CS 498 | Computer Science Research I | |||

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Cybersecurity (Professor Wetzel) | ||||

CS 335 | Computational Structures | CS 499 | Computer Science Research II | |

CS 668 | CybersecurityTechniques and | CS 693 | Cybersecurity Protocols, Threats | |

CS 498 | Computer Science Research I | |||

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Environmental Engineering (Professor Vaccari) | ||||

EN 345 | Modeling and Simulation |
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EN 375 | Environmental Systems | Ma 499 | Mathematical Research II | |

EN 541 | Fate and Transport of | EN 571 | Physiochemical Processes | |

Ma 498 | Mathematical Research I |

### Job Opportunities

This is a new program, so we don't have a track record yet. Look at the SIAM page on careers in applied mathematics and computational sciences. You might also be interested in the experience of recent Stevens math graduates. The Office of Career Services can give you complete information, but job titles for students not going on to graduate school included Manager of Product Architecture, Assistant Engineer, Teacher, Engineering Staff, and Compliance Assistant.

### Supervisory Committee

Michael Bruno | Ocean Engineering |

Wayne Carr | Physics |

Quynh Dinh | Computer Science |

Robert Gilman | Mathematics |

Sophia Hassiotis | Civil Engineering |

George Kamberov | Computer Science |

Khaldoun Khashanah | Mathematics |

Yi Li | Mathematics |

Marc Mansfield | Chemistry |

Patrick Miller | Mathematics |

Knut Stamnes | Physics |

David Vaccari | Environmental Engineering |

Susanne Wetzel | Computer Science |