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Computer Science

Curriculum

Overview:
The curriculum for the CWU Masters in Computational Science program is truly interdisciplinary. Students complete core coursework in computer science and mathematics. Then, based on their specific interest, students select from a wide range of electives.
 



Students must complete a total of 45 credit hours from among core courses and electives.

The core courses of the program

  •     CS 528 - Advanced Data Structures and Algorithms, 4 credits
  •     CS 529 - Advanced Algorithms for Scientific Computing, 4 credits
  •     CS 530 - High-performance Computing, 4 credits
  •     CS 565 - Scientific Computing, 4 credits
  •     CS 567 - Computational Statistics, 4 credits
  •     CS 599S - Research Seminar, 1 credit
  •     CS 700 - Thesis/Project, 5 credits total among all enrolled quarters
     

The elective courses

The elective courses are selected by the student with the help of the faculty advisor. The below list of elective courses is not exhaustive, since other elective courses may also be considered.

    Biology

  •     BIOL 501 - Research Methods and Techniques, 4 credits
  •     BIOL 598 - Special Topics, 1-6 credits

    Chemistry

  •     CHEM 505 - Current Topics in Chemistry, 1 credit
  •     CHEM 564 - Medicinal Organic Chemistry, 3 credits
  •     CHEM 581 - Quantum and Computational Chemistry, 3 credits
  •     CHEM 589 - Graduate Student Seminar, 2 credits

   Computer Science

  •     CS 540 - Algorithms for Biological Data Analysis, 4 credits
  •     CS 545 - Data and Information Visualization, 4 credits
  •     CS 556 - Data Mining, 4 credits
  •     CS 557 - Computational Intelligence, 4 credits
  •     CS 573 - Parallel Computing, 4 credits
  •     CS 595 - Graduate Research, 1-10 credits
  •     CS 596 - Individual Study, 1-10 credits

    Geology

  •     GEOL 504 - Graduate Seminar Series, 1 credit
  •     GEOL 530 - Remote Sensing, 5 credits
  •     GEOL 545 - Hydrogeology Credits, 5 credits
  •     GEOL 553 - Seismology, 5 credits

    Physics

  •     PHYS 561 - Advanced Computational Physics, 4 credits
  •     PHYS 562 - Multiphysics Modeling Using COMSOL, 4 credits


Curricular Practical Training and Optional Practical Training for International Students

Curricular Practical Training (CPT) will be approved only for Summer Quarter. International students, on a F1 student visa, will need departmental approval prior to being authorized for CPT. The necessary information and signatures will be obtained by completion of the “learning agreement” which can be downloaded from the Career Services website.

For international graduate students looking to participate in Optional Practical Training (OPT), they will need to receive their department’s approval as part of the OPT application.  Application forms for OPT can be obtained by the International Student Advisor at the Office of international Studies and Programs. Students should be in their last quarter, have submitted their request for a folder check, and be on track for completion of their thesis. For Graduate submission deadlines, please see http://www.cwu.edu/masters/graduation-procedures-and-deadlines.

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