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Computational Methods

Minor only

The Department of Computer Science coordinates a minor in computational methods in which students learn how to apply computer science techniques to tasks in other disciplines.

As a computational methods minor at Union, you will:

  • explore the basics of computing, including the use of computer software and hardware to solve problems across a range of disciplines
  • gain expertise in applying computing to the area of major study

Depending on the area of major focus and courses chosen, course work can include the use of numerical computing methods and techniques, modeling and simulation, data visualization, web programming and other areas that make the computational methods minor an excellent fit with many majors.

There are opportunities to apply computing in every discipline, from art, classics and English to economics, engineering, political science and physics. Our students graduate with a strong knowledge base as well as experience that is relevant for today’s complex and challenging computing world.