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CSIS 331 - Computing Foundations for Scientists


3 hours
Introductory computational science course designed for natural science majors early in their undergraduate experience. Will make young scientists more knowledgeable users of computer technology and software tools in their practice of science. Foundational computer science knowledge includes modeling and simulation, data representation and accuracy, algorithms, data structures, databases, abstraction, and performance. Scientific applications are sampled from biology, chemistry, engineering, and geology. Mathematics and instrumentation topics crossing scientific disciplines are also included. Course will encourage students to discover similar types of problems between the sciences. Prerequisite(s): Completion of MATH 131  and an ACT Math score of 24 or SAT Math score of 580 or higher is required, (26 or higher is recommended), and general computer use skills. UG