Welcome to PINC


What is PINC?

PINC (Promoting Inclusivity in Computing) is a program intended for Biology and Chemistry majors (but all majors are welcomed) to learn about computer science. The program consists of a series of 5 Computer Science classes for non-CS majors (15 units total) taken over four semesters. If you complete all 5 classes successfully, you will earn a minor in Computing Applications. The courses include CSc 306 (Computing and App Design for Biologists), CSc 220 (Data Structures and Algorithms), CSc 307 (Web and Databases for Biologists), and CSc 690 (Two special topic courses, lectures, and independent research project). Students take classes with other biology and chemistry students and are mentored by CS grad students and Biology faculty. No prior computer science background needed.

The Big Data Summer Program is a summer program for students with and without coding and research experience. It runs June 3- Aug 3 for 10 hours per week.

Click here to join the PINC interest email list for more information about the Fall 2019 PINC Program and the Big Data Summer 2019 Program!

Register now for Spring 2020 PINC courses!

The promotion video above was made by Niquo Ceberio with the help of Jhony Zavaleta who both took CSC 306 in the fall of 2018.
The two students who are interviewed in the video are Emily Samperio (who is now taking CSC 698) and Maria Flores (who is now in CSC 220).

3 PINC Classes Offerred for Spring 2020!  Register now!

1) CSC 220 Data Structures PINC section

Tuesdays and Thursdays: 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM at TH 326
This course is different than the typical CSC 220 course in that it focuses on using Data Structure in Data Science Application Development rather than typical CS approach of Building Data Structure. 
Instructor: Professor Ilmi Yoon

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2) CSC 306 An Interdisciplinary Approach to Computer Programming

Tuesdays and Thursdays: 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM at SCI 249
This is an intro to programming course designed for biology/biochemistry/chemistry students.  We will use the Python coding language to analyze genetic sequences.
Instuctor: Dr. Senay Yitbarck

3) CSC 698B Topics in Computing

Mondays and Wednesdays: 12:30 PM - 1:45PM at TH 335
In this course students will develop fully functional software solutions to the interdisciplinary projects defined and prototyped in CSC 698a.

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