Course Description

Introduction to Scientific Computing for Chemists, CHEM 160

Teaches the tools and principles of scientific computing, covering the Linux operating system, shell scripting, data analysis using R, and scientific programming in Python with an emphasis on data analysis and simulations relevant to chemistry. Course involves online interactive lecture/laboratory sessions where students gain experience doing scientific computing on local and remote computers.

Key Information

Credit: 4.5 quarter units / 3 semester units credit
UC Merced, Natural Sciences

Course Credit:

Upon successful completion, all online courses offered through cross-enrollment provide UC unit credit. Some courses are approved for GE, major preparation and/or, major credit or can be used as a substitute for a course at your campus.

If "unit credit" is listed by your campus, consult your department, academic adviser or Student Affairs division to inquire about the petition process for more than unit credit for the course.

UC Berkeley:
Unit credit

UC Davis:
Unit credit

UC Irvine:
Unit credit

UC Los Angeles:
Unit credit

UC Merced:
Unit Credit (see your Academic Advisor)

UC Riverside:
General Education: CS Elective

UC San Diego:
General Education: TMC 1 course toward upper division disciplinary breadth if noncontiguous to major; Warren - May be counted depending on major/PofC/AS, Transfer students may use for UD noncontiguous GE depending on major; Muir: 1 course in a Natural Sciences theme in "Math and Statistics"
Major Requirement: Technical Elective for CSE Majors

UC San Francisco:
Unit credit

UC Santa Barbara:
Major Requirement: potentially applicable as an upper-division Chemistry elective after petition, but must successfully complete either UCSB's Chem 112 A, B, and C (with a grade of C or higher) OR Chem 113 A, B, and C (with grade of C or higher) prior to enrolling in the course.

UC Santa Cruz:
Unit credit


MATH 024 and MATH 032

Course Creator

Michael Colvin
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