Combined Majors with College of Science

B.S. Combined Major for Computer Science and Biology

The CS and Biology combined major reflects the fact that research in biology, especially genetics, has become a computational science. The major provides a strong foundation in both biology and chemistry. The CS requirements focus on software development and algorithmics which are the most important aspects of CS for biology.

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B.S. Combined Major for Computer Science and Physics

The CS and Physics combined major brings together 3 disciplines: computer science, physics, and mathematics. The mathematics requirements serve as a foundation for both computer science and physics.

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B.S. Combined Major for Computer Science and Cognitive Psychology

The BS in Computer Science and Cognitive Psychology provides a foundation in general psychology, psychology of language, cognition, and statistics. This foundation is supplemented by an experimental laboratory course, a seminar course, and a choice of additional psychology electives. Students often choose this program if they have a general interest in human psychology or if they have specific interests in artificial intelligence or human-computer interaction.

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B.S. Combined Major for Information Science and Cognitive Psychology

This degree program provides a foundation in general psychology, psychology of language, cognition, and statistics. This foundation is supplemented by an experimental laboratory course, a seminar course, and a choice of additional psychology electives. Students choose this program if they have a general interest in human psychology or if they have specific interests in artificial intelligence or human-computer interaction.

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B.S. Combined Major for Computer Science and Environmental Science

The CS and Environmental Science combined major focuses on the geological processes that have impact in both the short and long term on the earth, on water in oceans, lakes, and rivers, and on the atmosphere. To understand these processes requires the acquisition of large amounts of data and computational analysis of this data. Hence, there is a natural relationship of computer science to environmental science.

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B.S. Combined Major for Information Science and Environmental Science

The IS and Environmental Science combined major begins with a foundation study of geological processes but then focuses on environmental planning, environmental ethics, and sustainability. This focus on the relationship of human decisions and actions to the environment fits well with the people-centered orientation of information science.

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B.S. Combined Major for Computer Science and Mathematics

The CS and Mathematics combined major was the first dual major to be created by the college. This major emphasizes the strong ties between computer science and mathematics that go back to the origins of machine computation in the 1930’s and 1940’s and persist to this day. The mathematics requirements focus on courses that either have computing applications or form the basis for further studies in mathematical theory.

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B.S./M.S. Combined Major for Computer Science and Mathematics

The CS and Mathematics combined major was the first dual major to be created by the college. This major emphasizes the strong ties between computer science and mathematics that go back to the origins of machine computation in the 1930’s and 1940’s and persist to this day. The mathematics requirements focus on courses that either have computing applications or form the basis for further studies in mathematical theory.

The BS/MS program begins with the CS and Mathematics combined major and finishes with the MS in CS, continuing our emphasis on the strong ties between computer science and mathematics.

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Links to earlier versions of the degree programs can be found here.