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Academics: Physics/Computer Science Group Major

Study physics and computer science

Calvin offers an interdisciplinary major program for those interested in both physics and computer science. The program allows you to gain a broad understanding of topics in physics and computer science while also requiring you to go more in-depth in one of these areas. The major also includes significant study in mathematics.

Note: The course requirements for this program will be changing significantly in 2012. Contact an advisor (see sidebar) to plan your program in anticipation of these changes.

Program requirements

  • Physics 133
  • Physics 134
  • Physics 235
  • Physics 381
  • Computer Science 108
  • Computer Science 112
  • Computer Science 214
  • One from Computer Science 212, Engineering 220 or an upper division computer science elective
  • Physics or computer science electives (to provie a minimum of 24 semester hours in either physics or computer science)


  • Mathematics 170 or 171
  • Mathematics 172
  • Mathematics 231 or 256
  • Mathematics 261, 271 or 232


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Contact an advisor

For this interdisiplinary program, students should be advised by professors in both departments. Contact Matt Walhout, chair of physics and astronomy, and Joel Adams, chair of computer science.