In collaboration with Computational Science & Engineering, the Department of Astronomy offers a CSE Option in the Ph.D. degree program. Students electing the CSE Option are expected to satisfy all regular requirements for graduate study in ASTR.  A student will normally be able to satisfy the requirements for the CSE Option by taking elective courses within the ASTR graduate program.  

To graduate with the CSE Option, the following additional requirements must be satisfied: the student must take eight hours of course work from CSE core courses, and eight additional hours of course work must be from an approved list of CSE and other computational courses. The Ph.D. thesis must have a significant computational component, and the thesis committee must include at least one CSE-affiliated faculty member from a department other than ASTR (but who may be an affiliate of ASTR).

For more information, please contact Prof. Paul Ricker and the CSE option website.