Welcome to PINC
PINC (Promoting Inclusivity in Computing) is a program at SFSU that aims to provide opportunities for Biology and Chemistry majors (but all non-CS majors are welcome!) to learn about computer science. The program consists of a series of five Computer Science classes for non-CS majors (15 units total) taken over four semesters. If you complete all five 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 approximately two months, 10 hours per week.