Graduate Subject Minors
Graduate Option Manager
CMS also offers four subject minors for students wishing to broaden their expertise. Completion of a minor program of study will be recognized on the PhD diploma.
Subject Minor in Applied and Computational Mathematics
The group of courses must differ markedly from the major subject of study, and must include 54 units of advanced courses in applied mathematics and must not be simultaneously used for fulfilling a requirement of the second option. The qualifying courses exclude ACM95/100, although some flexibility is allowed depending upon the option of origin. The student must pass an oral examination whose subject is directly related to the material covered in the qualifying courses. This oral examination will be waived if the student has received a grade of A in every course.
Subject Minor in Computer Science
Students majoring in fields other than computer science may take a subject minor in computer science, provided the program is supervised by a computer science faculty adviser, is approved by the CS graduate option representative, and consists of 45 units sufficiently removed from the student’s major program of study.
Subject Minor in Computational Science + Engineering
Computational Science and Engineering (CSE) may be pursued as a subject minor by graduate students who are pursuing PhD degrees in any option. The CSE minor is intended to supplement one of Caltech's graduate degrees and is designed for students who wish to broaden their knowledge of CSE beyond their major field of study. For details on minor requirements, visit the CSE Minor website.
Subject Minor in Control and Dynamical Systems
Control and Dynamical Systems (CDS) may be pursued as a minor concentration by graduate students who are taking degrees in science, mathematics, or engineering. The CDS minor is intended to supplement one of Caltech's normal graduate degrees and is designed for students who wish to broaden their knowledge beyond their normal major. Students completing the minor requirements below in CDS will have the phrase "minor in Control and Dynamical Systems" added to their transcript and their graduating degree materials.
A student majoring in another option at the Institute may elect a subject minor in control and dynamical systems. He or she must obtain approval from the CDS faculty of a course of study containing at least 54 units of advanced courses with a CDS listing.
Subject Minor in Information and Data Science
A subject minor in Information and Data Science (IDS) may be elected by graduate students who are pursuing PhD degrees in any option. The IDS graduate minor is designed for students who wish to broaden their expertise and get a solid background in the following areas: Mathematics of Data Science, Machine Learning, Statistical Data Analysis, and Information Theory.
For any questions related to these graduate minors, please contact academicscms.caltech.edu.