Welcome to PINC
PINC (Promoting Inclusivity in Computing) is a program at SFSU that aims to provide opportunities for Biology, Biochemistry, and Chemistry majors to learn about computer science. The program consists of a series of five Computer Science classes (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, CSC 219, CSC 308, CSC 508, and CSC 509. 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.
Be sure to check out our Peer Mentorship Program!