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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
 
  Jul 25, 2024
 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Quantum Computing and Quantum Information Certificate


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Program Requirements


The BS joint Quantum Computing and Quantum Information Certificate (QCQIC) program will consist of a 15 credit requirement (not including any pre-requisites) that must be combined with a BS degree in any discipline in DSAS, SSOE and SCI.

Five Courses

1 Foundations of Quantum Computing and Quantum Information, the only course required of all students.

2-3 Elective courses that have at least 50% quantum related content in them selected from an approved list (at least 6 credits but up to 9 credits, see below, could include individual research or capstone courses with PQI faculty members under the courses listed for individual research or capstone courses in various departments and credits for these courses may be spread over multiple terms)

3-6 credits of other non-quantum electives from an approved list (see below); The undergraduate joint Quantum Computing and Quantum Information Certificate (QCQIC) program targets the following competency gaps:

  • Fundamental understanding of the basics of quantum computing and quantum information
  • Knowledge of processes used to create useful applications of the fundamental quantum principles in quantum computing, quantum communication and quantum sensing
  • Quantum science and technology as an interdisciplinary science and engineering enterprise the quantum behavior of materials, systems, and devices

Quantum Adjacent Electives


Total Credits: 15


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