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Bachelor’s in Computational Science Degree Program

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Computational Science degree program at Asbury University helps students cultivate critical tools for developing the future of scientific knowledge and new technologies.

Becoming a computational science major exposes you to the mathematical and computer programming concepts that further inquiry in expansive scientific pursuits. Backed by skills in computational methods, graduates of the bachelor’s in computational science degree can enter the workforce or pursue advanced credentials in scientific, technical and academic career pathways.

Join the Asbury community and gain comprehensive computer and physical science knowledge informed by a global perspective and research experience.

What is Computational Science?

Computational science is a multidisciplinary field that centers on mastery of mathematics and computer science concepts in preparation for careers in scientific disciplines. Integrating elements of computer programming, mathematics, biology, chemistry and physics, studying computational science prepares undergraduate students to complete high-level scientific projects in various fields using mathematical modeling systems and computer engineering principles.

Computational Science Degree Requirements

Professionals in nearly all academic fields find they need specialized computer science skills to answer research questions and solve practical problems. In scientific disciplines, demonstrating computational and programming education leads to high-demand careers across industry, business and government.

The interdisciplinary Bachelor of Arts degree program positions students to develop efficient solutions to complex computational problems of scientific research and inquiry. As a computational science major, you’ll gain hands-on experience and demonstrable expertise in using the tools of math and computer science to glean truth from the world around us.

Requirements for the B.A. in Computational Science include:

  • 48 course credits in core computational science topics
  • 13-24 course credits in area of concentration courses
  • 49 course credits in Undergraduate Foundations general education courses
  • Electives to fulfill a minimum 124-credit hour degree requirement

Each student in the B.A. in Computational Science degree program tailors coursework to a specific field of integrated computational science. These areas of concentration familiarize students with the concepts they’ll use in their future careers.

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Computational Science Major Courses

Computational science program courses harness the best of the Mathematics Department’s and the Science and Health Department’s expert faculty to develop each student’s plan of study in alignment with their career goals.

Expect to take core courses such as:

  • Programming for Computational Mathematics and Data Science
  • Differential Equations and Modeling
  • General Physics
  • Computational Neuroscience

Your choice of concentration area allows you to focus your study on the area of integration most interesting to you. In your concentration and flexible open electives, take unique courses such as:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • General Biology
  • Logic and Sets
  • Complex Analysis

If course credit distribution allows, students can complete computational science internships or even off-campus learning opportunities in pursuit of the computational science degree.

Prepare for Careers in Computational Science

From clinical research to financial modeling, private and public sector employers seek individuals trained in computational science at the bachelor’s level. Career paths you may explore with a B.A. in Computational Science include:

  • Data Analyst
  • Research Scientist
  • Information Technologist
  • Systems Engineer or Manager

The variety of fields you can excel in after majoring in computational science ensures graduates can be a part of groundbreaking scientific and technological initiatives throughout their careers. Computer programming solutions span environmental science, sociological or psychological research and even theoretical physics.

Pathway to Graduate Programs

Graduates of the computational science major are undoubtedly prepared to tackle the challenges of master’s programs in applied mathematics, statistics, financial or actuarial science, risk management or any of the sciences.

Pursuing a master’s degree backed by the foundation of a B.A. in Computational Science degree ensures students are ready for advanced technical or managerial roles in the technology, banking or finance industries or advanced scientific research. For some research science roles, employers may prefer applicants with master’s degree-level academic experience.

After obtaining graduate credentials, students can enter the workforce as computational scientists, in postdoctoral research programs or pursue Ph.D.-level training in applied math, statistics, engineering or the sciences in pursuit of further advanced research or academic careers.

Why Major in Computational Science at Asbury University?

Apply for STEM Scholarships

The Walt and Rowena Shaw Science & Mathematics Scholarship is a competitive scholarship awarded to exceptional students in STEM majors such as computational science.

From academic merit scholarships to need-based aid, feel confident about tuition and costs with continued support from Asbury’s financial aid counselors.

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Gain Professional Experience as an Undergraduate 

The applied experience students gain in Asbury’s computational science major reflects the professional projects of actual employers.

Designed to join theory and experimentation, the B.A. in Computation Science curriculum structure holds space for students to create project topics and work side-by-side on the research efforts of current professors and Asbury alumni through national research programs.

The projects Asbury computational science majors execute demonstrate the ability to use computer programming and mathematical modeling to find meaningful solutions to actual problems:

  • “Development of a Highly Efficient Nicotine-Metabolizing Enzyme through Computational Design” – Young ’18
  • “Predicting Languages in the Next 50 Years” – Enyu ’21

Students in the computational science program have presented these projects at the annual SEARCH competition and completed internships for elective credit.

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The Right People, Right Technology

In small class sizes, highly respected science and math professors impart individual attention to students and guide their educational pursuits. This high-touch connection extends to students’ access to the technological and scientific facilities on campus.

In both introductory and upper-division courses, computational science students handle sophisticated laboratory and computing equipment. For mathematical and scientific computing, you’ll learn how to measure and record information from microscopes, autoclaves, incubators and spectrometers and how to translate and analyze it with software.

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Unrivaled Resources and Support

To help students navigate the expansive list of opportunities in front of them and decide which to follow, Asbury Student Services and Student Life is a supportive and collaborative network.

There are people to help you register for classes, address health and well-being and sustain your alumni connections after you graduate.

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Related STEM Degree Programs

The B.A. in Computational Science program provides students with the ability to create computing solutions serving many fields in science and engineering. Related programs offered include:

If you find yourself moving forward in a STEM career, Asbury’s experience-driven education helps you become confident in your personal inquisitive perspective. With flexible minor programs, students may glean a secondary focus in an area of their interest.

Explore Asbury’s major and minor program offerings.

Explore Asbury Financial Aid

Computational science majors can help manage the cost of a quality, private STEM education through dedicated scholarships such as the Shaw Scholars program among other scholarship and aid opportunities. Use the net price calculator to estimate the tuition and costs of earning your degree.

Apply to the B.A. in Computational Science Degree Program

Asbury University’s Bachelor of Arts in Computational Science degree program immerses each student in integrative solution-finding in preparation for research and analytical careers in multiple scientific and mathematical disciplines. Spend time gaining practical research experience and start to make a difference as soon as you graduate.

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