BS in Computational Science

Major in Computational Science at USCB

Data Visualization Class

University of South Carolina Beaufort's Bachelor of Science in Computational Science is a cutting-edge undergraduate program of study that provides students with a strong foundation in the principles and techniques of computational science.

This degree program combines computer science, mathematics, and science. Students acquire the knowledge necessary to solve complex scientific problems using computational methods.  This program of study includes: 

  • Data Science
  • Modeling & Simulation
  • Data Mining, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence
  • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Programming and Software Development
  • High-Performance Computing
  • Computer Graphics



This degree program prepares students for careers in software engineering, data science, database design & development, and much more. Students practice their computational and quantitative skills in projects relative to their concentration or interests and have interdisciplinary opportunities to study and research with other University departments. Students will:

  • Be immersed into a particular field of applied computing
  • Have opportunities to do significant research led by award-winning faculty
  • Develop scientific programs in a high-level language such as Java, C/C++, or Python
  • Interact with the local community in projects advancing computer and computing technologies

Students learn to develop and apply computational models to real-world problems, in areas such as computational biology, scientific visualization, and beyond. Graduates of this program will be able to use computing theories and software techniques in professional roles in science, engineering, social science, and business.

Computational Science Students in Computer Classroom

To view Student Research and Scholarship Day submissions that both Computational Science and Information Science and Technology students presented in 2023, check out the ISAT major page's section featuring them!

Sage Hollis
“I am a local and decided to look for a school near home to pursue my Bachelor’s in Computational Science. The Computational Science department created a phenomenal program at USCB and I am very grateful to be a part of this family! The professors really take the time to mentor students and prepare them for a successful career. Last semester prepared me to take the latest Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) certification, which gave me the edge needed on my resume to obtain my current Co-op position at Gulfstream Aerospace. Currently, I am working in the Quality Assurance department which utilizes the Agile methodology that was discussed and implemented in my Information Technology Project Management course. At Gulfstream, I have created numerous test cases for multiple applications and helped identify bugs to improve the user’s experience with each application’s interface. Thanks to the professors in this department and my mentors at Gulfstream, I am well prepared to thrive in this industry.”
Sage Hollis
Computational Science major, Class of 2024