20172018 Undergraduate Catalog
Mathematical Biology, BS


Return to: Academic Programs Students pursuing the Mathematical Biology major are encouraged to take CHEM 0110  GENERAL CHEMISTRY 1 and CHEM 0120  GENERAL CHEMISTRY 2 , as these courses will satisfy the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences breadth requirement in natural science and will expand their biology and neuroscience course options. Several of the BIOSC courses that fulfill requirements for this major have prerequisites, but some do not have prerequisites. PHYS 0174  BASIC PHYSICS, SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING 1 (INTEGRATED) and PHYS 0175  BASIC PHYSICS, SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING 2 (INTEGRATED) also carry a high degree of relevance for Mathematical Biology majors.

Requirements
The Mathematical Biology major will require the completion of 43 credits in mathematics.
Two introductory theoretical courses
One of the following courses
One of the following courses
Two mathematical biology courses
Two numerical mathematics courses
Two applied analysis courses
From the following list.
Four Biology or Neuroscience courses
Two of the following
At least one must be at the 1000 level.
One of the following courses
One of the following courses
One of the following courses
One of the following statistics courses
Other Requirements and Recommendations
 A grade of C or higher is necessary in all courses required for the major. A minimum GPA of 2.0 in departmental courses is required for graduation.
 No course that counts toward the major may be taken on the S/NC basis.
 Students must complete at least one writingintensive course (Wcourse) in the major. Either MATH 0413 or MATH 0450 will satisfy this requirement.
 Students must complete at least 12 credits in a related area.
 Students seeking honors in Mathematical Biology will earn departmental honors if they meet the following requirements.
 Fulfill all requirements for the major.
 Complete the following courses with a letter grade of A or better.
 Complete the following courses with a letter grade of B or higher.
 Complete one of the following conditions.
 An honors thesis under the direction of a faculty member in the Department of Mathematics; for students seeking a BPhil from the University Honors College, this requirement could be satisfied by the Honors College thesis
 A 2000level mathematics course with a letter grade of B or higher, in addition to the course use for the third item, above.
 Although not required, the department strongly recommends that honors degree candidates take the intermediate honors courses MATH 1185 and MATH 0450 during their freshman or sophomore year.

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