Scientific computing brings together courses from computer science, mathematics, and disciplines in the natural sciences. The program explores the application of computing within the natural sciences.

Fast Facts
  • Association for Computing Machinery curriculum
Student looking at computer code.


What You'll Study

Advancing scientific discovery through computing


STEM professors collaborate for this interdisciplinary minor

Faculty bring broad perspectives from a variety of scientific fields, including engineering, mathematics, and the natural sciences.

Saber N. Elaydi
Saber N. Elaydi, Ph.D.
Program Director
Professor, Mathematics
Farzan Aminian
Farzan Aminian, Ph.D.
Professor, Engineering Science
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Julio Roberto Hasfura-Buenaga, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Mathematics
Mark C. Lewis
Mark C. Lewis, Ph.D.
Professor, Computer Science
David Ribble
David Ribble, Ph.D.
Dean: D. R. Semmes School of Science, Professor, Biology
Dennis Ugolini
Dennis Ugolini, Ph.D.
Professor, Physics and Astronomy
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Adam Urbach, Ph.D.
Professor, Chemistry

Student Opportunities


Explore the application of computing



Undergraduates participate alongside faculty for specialized research projects that they have published at national conferences, where they network with graduate students and scientists in their fields.

Spaces and Facilities

Students use state-of-the-art equipment in classrooms and labs, and the department actively pursues research funding and grants to purchase software and high-performance graphics workstations.

Student Organizations

Trinity’s chapter of the professional organization Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) sponsors extracurricular activities such as campus lectures, service projects, field trips, and programming contests.

Trinity University Women in Computing (WIC) aims to increase female involvement in computing, including outreach to local middle-school girls.

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When You Graduate

Accelerate scientific research through data and modeling

Armed with an expertise in computation, graduates have an edge in the field of natural sciences.



With a scientific computing minor, graduates enhance and support research done in the natural and life sciences through data analysis, modeling, and computation.

Career Areas:

  • Cybersecurity
  • Data Analysis
  • Healthcare Operations
  • Research and Development
  • Scientific Writing

Notable Companies who have Hired Trinity Graduates:

  • Methodist Healthcare Systems
  • Southwest Research Institute
  • USAA



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