The program of study (POS) ensures fellows have sufficient academic breadth to succeed in computational science.  Many alumni say the POS provided a vital broad foundation for their research.

The POS must provide a solid background in a scientific or engineering discipline plus computer science and applied mathematics. Fellows’ major fields must fall into one of these categories but they also must attain high marks in the other two to demonstrate their POS has sufficient breadth. Students and their advisors explicitly commit to completing the POS before the start of the fellowship’s third year. Fellows who begin their doctoral studies coincident with this fellowship award are excepted; they have three years to complete their POS but must complete at least one course in each disciplinary area within the fellowship’s first two years.

Note: Once fellows are accepted, the program’s advisory committee must approve POS changes in advance.

Sample Program of Study

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours Term and Year Grade Academic Level
Science / Engineering
Chem 8130 Reactions in Molecular Organic Chemistry 3S Spring 2018   G
Chem 8960 Molecular Spectroscopy 3S Spring 2019   G
Math 8170 Functional Analysis 3S Spring 2017 A- G
Math 8500 Advanced Numerical Analysis 3S Fall 2017   G
Computer Science
CS 6140 Parallel Processing 3S Spring 2017 B G
CS 6030 Advanced Algorithms 3S Spring 2018   G