Doctoral Program Curricula

Program of Study

Unit Requirements: A total minimum of 66 units of course work, independent study, and research (including transfer credit) must be completed. These must be distributed as follows:
  • Minimum 18 units of graduate-level coursework at SDSU
  • Minimum 24 units of graduate level coursework at UCI
  • Minimum 24 units of Research, Practicum, Dissertation and Graduate Seminar at either institution.
Summer Research Survey: Students are required to attend the annual 1-2 day summer seminar series featuring participating faculty members describing their current research and future projects.

Course Requirements:

Year 1 - SDSU Residency (total 18 units)
Core Courses at SDSU (9 units):
  • MATH 636: Mathematical Modeling (3)
  • COMP 605: Scientific Computing (3)
  • COMP 670: Seminar: Problems in Computational Science (3)
Elective Courses at SDSU (9 units): (Appropriate substitutions with approval of the program director and student research mentor)
  • COMP 607: Computational Database Fundamentals (3)
  • COMP 589: Computational Imaging (3)
  • MATH 693A: Advanced Numerical Analysis I (3)
  • MATH 693B: Advanced Numerical Analysis II (3)
  • COMP 526: Computational Methods for Scientists (3)
  • COMP 531: Intro Computational Science (3)
  • COMP 536: Computational Modeling (3)
  • BIO 549: Microbial Genetics & Physiology (3)
  • BIO 567L: Biochem Cell Mol Lab (3)
  • BIO 562: Ecological Genomics (3)
  • MB 610A,B: Advanced Topics in Molecular Biology (3)
  • STAT 700: Data Analysis (3)
  • STAT 701: Monte Carlo Methods (3)
  • STAT 702: Data Mining (3)
  • CS 600: Bioinformatics (3)
  • CS 610: Computational Genomics (3)
  • CS 696: Programming Problems in Bioinformatics (3)
  • STAT 676: Bayesian Statistics (3)
  • STAT 678: Survival Analysis (3)
Year 2 - UCI Residency (total 24 units)
Core Courses at UCI (16 units):
  • MATH 225A: Introduction to Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing (4) or
    MATH 226A: Computational Differential Equations (4)
  • ENGRMAE 207: Methods of Computer Modeling in Engineering and the Sciences (4)
  • COMPSCI 206: Principles of Scientific Computing (4)
  • STATS 201: Statistical Methods for Data Analysis (4)
Elective Courses at UCI (8 units): (Appropriate substitutions with approval of the program director and student research mentor)
  • COMPSCI 284C: Computational Systems Biology (4)
  • COMPSCI 284B: Probabilistic Modeling of Biological Data (4)
  • COMPSCI 274A: Probabilistic Learning: Theory and Algorithms (4)
  • COMPSCI 211A: Visual Computing (4)
  • COMPSCI 284A: Representation & Algorithms for Molecular Biology (4)
  • ENGRCEE 290: Merging Models and Data (4)
  • MATH 225A,B,C: Introduction to Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing (4)
  • MATH 226A,B,C: Computational Differential Equations (4)
  • COMPSCI 296: Elements of Scientific Writing (4)
Year 3+ - Research at Campus of Primary Faculty Advisor (total 24 units)
Research units at SDSU:
  • COMP 897: Doctoral Research (18-36)
  • COMP 898: Practicum (3-18)
  • COMP 899: Dissertation (3)
Research units at UCI:
  • COMPSCI 298, ENGR 297: Dissertation Research (variable units)
  • COMPSCI 299, ENGR 299: Independent Research (variable units)

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