Computational-science-concentration, Clark University

Concentration in Computational Science

Apply the power of computation to scientific research

The computational science concentration is an exciting opportunity to explore how non-traditional approaches — numerical methods, models and algorithms — can be used to solve difficult problems in science. In many cases, experiments are too expensive, not sufficiently accurate, or require conditions impossible to achieve in a laboratory setting.  Computations based on accurate mathematical models can often inform scientists how to set up a correct experiment in order to achieve a viable outcome, while computers — cheap, powerful and accurate — can be used to simulate the required experimental conditions.

This concentration is especially appropriate for students majoring in the sciences, mathematics or computer science, but students in other majors will be considered on an individual basis.