Computer and Data Sciences combines technical skills with the liberal arts to hone problem-solving skills that may be used in a wide array of settings. The five courses of the minor build the core skills necessary to use computer applications and data analysis across disciplinary contexts.

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Faculty

Brett Barwick

Barwick, Brett

Associate Professor of Physics, Harrison E. Farnsworth 1918 Endowed Chair in Physics

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Colleen Byron

Byron, Colleen

Professor of Chemistry, L. Leone Oyster 1919 Chair in Chemistry

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Dean Katahira

Katahira, Dean

Professor of Chemistry Emeritus

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McKenzie Lamb

Lamb, McKenzie

Associate Professor of Mathematical Sciences

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Christina Othon Portrait

Othon, Christina

Associate Professor of Physics

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Joseph Scanlon

Scanlon, Joseph

Professor of Chemistry, Chair of Chemistry Department

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David Scott Portrait

Scott, David W.

Associate Professor of Mathematics, Chair of Mathematical Sciences Department

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Isaac Sung Portrait

Sung, Changsok (preferred Isaac)

Assistant Professor of Computer and Data Science

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Patrick Willoughby

Willoughby, Patrick

Associate Professor of Chemistry

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Andrea Young

Young, Andrea

Vice President of Finance and Associate Professor of Mathematical Sciences

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Advising

Ripon College faculty and professional staff are dedicated to helping you reach your goals, whatever they may be and however often they may change along the way. It’s part of our value statement to you.

As a student at Ripon, you will be assigned a faculty adviser based on your area(s) of interest. You will meet with your faculty adviser throughout your time as a student to discuss your current aspirations, plan your course schedule and plot a future trajectory. We also work collaboratively with Ripon College Career and Professional Development to help match your interests and skills to concrete goals and construct a plan for professional success offering personalized career counseling, off-campus learning opportunities and an online job board with potential to connect with local, national and international employers. Our collaboration with Student Support Services provides tutoring and additional academic and skill development, as well as tools to help with note-taking, exam preparation, goal-setting and time management. Likewise, Mentors in the Franzen Center provide in-depth, one-on-one or group mentoring for students about class projects and college-level writing, and can share problem-solving strategies to overcome academic obstacles.

Advising at Ripon

Off-Campus Study

Studying off-campus, whether internationally or domestically in the United States, is an experience bound to change your view of the world. In general, full-time students in good academic standing are eligible to apply for admission to off-campus programs.

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Requirements

20 credits that include:

  • CSC 101 Introduction to Programming
  • CSC 236 Data Analysis and Visualization
  • CSC 336 Data Structures and Algorithms
  • CSC 371 Artificial Intelligence and Applied Machine Learning
  • 4 additional credits in CSC

Unique Opportunities

  • Skills in problem-solving, oral presentation writing and critical thinking are introduced and reinforced throughout the five core courses of the minor. Skills then are refined and developed at the upper division.