The Computer Science and Physics departments cooperatively administer the Joint Major in Computer Science and Physics, and students will have faculty advisors from both departments. The Joint CS-Physics major will serve students whose interests lie at the intersection of physics and computer science. Students will learn about advances in quantum computing and information science and how computational tools such as high-performance computing or machine learning enable discoveries in complex physical systems.
The Joint Computer Science and Physics degree program has various components: the kernel courses in computer science and physics; more advanced courses in computer science and physics; a Clinic or Physics thesis; and electives. Each of these components is described as follows.