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 PINC 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 PINC Program and the PINC Summer Program!

Register now for Summer and Fall 2020 PINC courses!

  Summer 2020   Fall 2020
  CSC 220.02
  Data Structures PINC section
  Session: R2
  Days: MW: 17:00-18:45
  Location: Online
  Class #: 2219

  CSC 306.01
  An Interdisciplinary Approach to Computer Programming
  MW 2:00pm – 3:15pm
  HUM 126
  Class number: 10798


  CSC 307.01

  An Interdisciplinary Approach to Web Programming 

  (contents will cover Machine Learning for Data Science app)

  TuTh 11:00am - 12:15pm

  Thornton Hall 409

  Class Number: 6347

  Instructor: Ilmi Yoon



  CSC 698.02
  Topics in Computing
  MW 12:30pm - 1:45pm
  Thornton Hall 210
  Class Number: 10482


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).