Scientific Computing

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Be on the cutting edge of the computer science field for a forward-looking career in any scientific or data-driven field.

Why Minor in Scientific Computing?

Institutions and organizations across the country need scientists with strong computational abilities who can develop, analyze and execute computational algorithms. When you minor in scientific computing, you’ll learn how to apply computational thinking to large-scale data sets and produce efficient, structured solutions to real-world science problems. This minor is ideal for students majoring in biology, chemistry, physics or computer science who are interested in adding a highly marketable skill set in a growing field to their professional tool kit.

Why Minor in Scientific Computing at Adelphi?

  • Benefit from Adelphi’s leading partnership with the prestigious Brookhaven National Laboratory, which offers internships and training for Adelphi students. Adelphi was the first institution in New York to offer scientific computing through Brookhaven National Labs.
  • Immerse yourself in Adelphi’s diverse, supportive learning environment, featuring small classes and personalized attention from our world-class faculty.
  • Broaden your perspective and hone your creativity with our unique interdisciplinary approach—the only one of its kind in the nation—which combines courses in calculus, computer programming, applied problem solving, statistics and data analysis.
  • Graduate with the theoretical knowledge and practical experience you need to pursue an advanced degree or jump-start your career.

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$80,090* * based on Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey & NACE First Destination Survey, Class of 2022
the average annual salary of our 2022 baccalaureate graduates—that’s 29% higher than the national average
based on Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey & NACE First Destination Survey, Class of 2022

There is a huge demand for students with skills in scientific computing. Graduating with a minor in scientific computing allows me to have an edge over other students who may be applying to similar internships, graduate programs or jobs in the future.

Jennefer Maldonado ’20

Exceptional Hands-on Learning

The minor in scientific computing was created in partnership with Brookhaven National Laboratory to ensure that learning goals are aligned with the needs of scientific employers. The minor’s introductory course, Survey of Scientific Computing, is based on content developed by one of Brookhaven’s top technology architects.

Students in Adelphi’s computer science department regularly intern at Brookhaven as well as other leading organizations in the New York metropolitan area, including:


An introductory scientific computing course that started out in 2015 as a weekly high school after-school program, developed by the United States Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory, is now part of the curriculum for a new scientific computing minor offered at Adelphi University.

Program Info

How Do I Declare a Minor?

Consult your adviser as soon as possible to discuss the minor’s requirements. When you’re ready to declare, complete the Change of Major/Minor form on the Registrar website.

Application Requirements

To apply for this program, submit the appropriate application requirements:

Transformative Educational Opportunities

All undergraduate students have the opportunity to apply for the following programs to expand their educational landscape:

  • The Honors College – fostering intellectual perspectives and critical skills
  • Levermore Global Scholars – preparing students to become global thinkers and leaders
  • Study Abroad – providing opportunities to experience another culture and see the world from a new perspective

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