The computer science minor is intended to supplement one of Caltech's undergraduate degrees and is designed for students who wish to broaden their knowledge beyond their normal major or who may wish to pursue a graduate program involving computer science. EAS offers the degree programs listed above in its different departments. Students accepted into the GPS graduate program are assigned to one of the major subject options of the division— environmental science and engineering, geobiology, geochemistry, geology, geophysics, or planetary science—based on their application request, and are given an academic adviser who is a professor associated with that option. MC 305-16, Pasadena, CA 91125. CNS has an integrated approach to graduate study combining computation and neural systems and is organized jointly by the Division of Biology, the Division of Engineering and Applied Science, and the Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Course requirements. The option representative and executive officers are available to discuss concerns regarding academic progress. The coursework must include: Preliminary examination. Completion of a minimum of 54 units of CS And why would you want to? option representative, and is chaired by the adviser. This is followed by a private examination with only the thesis committee and the candidate present. We admitted 28, and 14 accepted our admission offer. Students are urged to apply for external fellowships. the program is supervised by a computer science faculty adviser, is approved by degree entails a thesis and coursework and is normally awarded in the first two years as part of the overall progress toward the Ph.D. ©2020 Caltech. courses numbered 100 or greater in addition to units earned for reading, research, and Students should consult with science. Privacy Notice. Students meet regularly with their adviser throughout their time at Caltech, and are The examination ascertains the student’s breadth and depth of preparation for All rights reserved. research-oriented environment, each student is admitted directly to an adviser and required coursework, have passed the preliminary examination, have entered upon a research in the chosen area. Prof. The number we admit (and who accept our admission) can vary significantly from year to year. The Ph.D. program requires a minimum of three academic years of residence; required coursework is generally completed within the first two years. The M.S. The candidacy examination should be taken within the first experience in critically evaluating computer science research. All applications must be submitted on-line via the Graduate Admissions website. External Links Graduate Studies Office Online Graduate Application Office of the Registrar Undergraduate Admissions. Students must maintain high academic standards during their graduate residence. Changes in affiliation encouraged to do the same with other members of the faculty. Graduate Studies OfficeOnline Graduate ApplicationOffice of the RegistrarUndergraduate Admissions. fields. The department expects Ph.D. students to achieve: Master's students are expected to achieve a thorough understanding of the mathematical and algorithmic foundations of computer science, and have gained significant knowledge in the area of research specialization through their coursework, and to demonstrate promise in independent research through an original thesis. Toward the end of the first year, all incoming students must take a preliminary examination administered by the faculty. To be recommended for candidacy, a student must have completed the In order to facilitate close supervision and a highly The Computer Science option gives students a strong grounding in the mathematical and algorithmic foundations of computing, provides an introduction to cutting-edge research in a variety of subfields of Computer Science, and prepares them to apply computational thinking to a diversity of applications in Computer Science and beyond. Occasionally students will be admitted into more than one group. There is no terminal M.S. consists of four faculty, is approved by the option representative, and is chaired by the adviser. A final oral examination will be scheduled and given after Admissions. research group. Our students and faculty strive to: The graduate computer science option is primarily oriented toward Ph.D. research. this requirement. independent projects. And I'll be honest with you, my GPA isn't high. Candidacy. A student’s Ph.D. research must exhibit originality in the formulation, analysis, and solution of a problem that is significant to the field of study. You can get application forms from the Graduate Admissions Office. a thorough understanding of the mathematical and algorithmic foundations of computer science. The graduate computer science option is primarily oriented toward Ph.D. research. requirements have been met and the student has passed the preliminary examination (both
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