Why Study Computational Science at New College
As a Computational Science student at New College, you’ll develop advanced skills in distributed computing, mathematics, quantitative analysis, computer simulation and modeling, programming and a host of other areas, all of which are designed to prepare you for graduate school and career success.
In addition to the detailed requirements for Computational Science listed in our General Catalog, we encourage students to take foundational courses in several different disciplines, so that you can build a solid and well-rounded foundation as you develop your own unique Computational Science curriculum in close consultation with your faculty sponsor.
Students within this AOC are encouraged to complete minimal requirements early in their academic career so that they can concentrate on more advanced courses during their third and fourth year, prior to completing the senior thesis or project.
In addition to standard coursework, many students in Pure Mathematics, Applied Math, Computational Science and Bioinformatics at New College pursue summer research and internships through a variety of local, regional and national organizations. The quality of our math programs has resulted in a number of students receiving prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) REU grants in recent years. Students have also completed internships with Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute, one of the country's leading biomedical research organizations. Others have participated in internships with a host of other local and regional business partners associated with New College.