Requirements

Requirements for the Coordinate Major

To receive a major in digital and computational studies (DCS) at Bowdoin, students must complete the eight courses detailed below and also have a disciplinary major either in an academic department or an academic program. 

Select one of the following:1
DCS 1100
Introduction to Digital and Computational Studies
DCS 1200
Data Driven Societies
Select one of the following:1
DCS 2335
GIS and Remote Sensing: Understanding Place
DCS 2350
Social and Economic Networks
DCS 2500
Digital Text Analysis
DCS 2450Technology and the Common Good1
A senior capstone course a2
Select three more DCS courses of your choice. b3

Requirements for the Minor in Digital and Computational Studies

The minor consists of five courses.

Select one of the following:1
DCS 1100
Introduction to Digital and Computational Studies
DCS 1200
Data Driven Societies
Four other courses in DCS, at least three of which should be at the 2000-level or above4
  • Courses count toward the major or minor if grades of C- or better are earned.
  • One course taken with the Credit/D/Fail grading option may count toward the major or minor as long as a CR (credit) grade is earned.
  • One first-year writing seminar may count toward the major or minor.
  • A maximum of two independent studies can count toward the major at either the intermediate or advanced level. Independent studies do not count toward the minor.
  • The director of digital and computational studies works with students to discuss double-counting cross-listed courses with other departments or programs.
  • With prior approval, two courses from a one-semester study-away program may be counted toward the major; three courses may be counted toward the major from a yearlong program. One course from a one-semester study-away program may be counted toward the minor.

This is an excerpt from the official Bowdoin College Catalogue and Academic Handbook. View the Catalogue