Biomathematics Major

7078
Bachelor of Science
Classroom
No
Undergraduate
Main Campus - Melbourne
Major Code: 7078 Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science
Delivery Mode(s): Classroom Age Restriction: No
Admission Status: Undergraduate Location(s): Main Campus - Melbourne

Mathematical biology (biomathematics) is a highly interdisciplinary program at the intersection of mathematics, biology and computer science. The biomathematics major is offered through collaboration between the mathematics and biology departments. Primarily during the freshman and sophomore years biomathematics majors complete core courses, then specialize during the junior and senior years. Specialization is based on interest in computer science, mathematics or biology, while retaining interdisciplinary training.

The interdisciplinary nature of the biomathematics major enables undergraduates who are interested in combining mathematics, computer science and biology to be more competitive for graduate programs and careers in bioinformatics, biostatistics, biomedical engineering, biomathematics or medicine.

Degree Requirements

Candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Biomathematics must complete the minimum course requirements as outlined in the following curriculum.

Freshman Year
Fall (16 credit hours)
  • BIO 1010 Biological Discovery 1
    Credit Hours: 0
  • CHM 1101 General Chemistry 1
    Credit Hours: 0
  • COM 1101 Composition and Rhetoric
    Credit Hours: 0
  • FYE 1000 University Experience
    Credit Hours: 0
  • MTH 1001 Calculus 1
    Credit Hours: 0
Spring (18 credit hours)
  • BIO 1020 Biological Discovery 2
    Credit Hours: 0
  • CHM 1102 General Chemistry 2
    Credit Hours: 0
  • COM 1102 Writing About Literature
    Credit Hours: 0
  • CSE 1400 Applied Discrete Mathematics
    Credit Hours: 0
  • MTH 1002 Calculus 2
    Credit Hours: 0
Sophomore Year
Fall (18 credit hours)
  • BIO 2110 General Genetics
    Credit Hours: 0
  • CHM 2001 Organic Chemistry 1
    Credit Hours: 0
  • CSE 1001 Fundamentals of Software Development 1
    Credit Hours: 0
  • HUM 2051 Civilization 1: Ancient Through Medieval
    Credit Hours: 0
  • PHY 1001 Physics 1
    Credit Hours: 0
Spring (18 credit hours)
  • BIO 2332 Primer for Biomath
    Credit Hours: 0
  • CHM 2002 Organic Chemistry 2
    Credit Hours: 0
  • CSE 1502 Introduction to Software Development With C++
    Credit Hours: 0
  • MTH 2201 Differential Equations/Linear Algebra
    Credit Hours: 0
  • PHY 2002 Physics 2
    Credit Hours: 0
  • Humanities Core Course Credit Hours: 3
Junior Year
Fall (16 credit hours)
  • BIO 4990 Biology Forum
    Credit Hours: 0
  • COM 2223 Scientific and Technical Communication
    Credit Hours: 0
  • HUM 2510 Logic
    Credit Hours: 0
  • MTH 2401 Probability and Statistics
    *
    Credit Hours: 0
  • MTH 3663 Mathematical Methods for Biology and Ecology
    Credit Hours: 0
  • Restricted Elective (2xxx-4xxx BIO, CSE, MTH) Credit Hours: 3

*Biology students take BIO 2801 Biometry.

Spring (16 credit hours)
  • BIO 4991 Undergraduate Research 1
    *
    Credit Hours: 0
  • CSE 2050 Programming in a Second Language
    Credit Hours: 0
  • Restricted Electives (2xxx-4xxx BIO, CSE, MTH) Credit Hours: 7
  • Social Science Elective Credit Hours: 3

*Mathematics students take MTH 4990 Undergraduate Research.

Senior Year
Fall (16 credit hours)
  • BIO 3701 Evolution
    Credit Hours: 0
  • Liberal Arts Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Restricted Electives (2xxx-4xxx BIO, CSE, MTH) Credit Hours: 7
  • Social Science Elective Credit Hours: 3
Spring (16 credit hours)
  • CSE 4051 Advanced Java Concepts
    Credit Hours: 0
  • Free Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Liberal Arts Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Restricted Elective (2xxx-4xxx BIO, CSE, MTH) Credit Hours: 3
  • Restricted Elective (Biology course with lab) Credit Hours: 4
Total Credits Required: 134

Elective Restrictions

Choices of restricted electives are subject to approval by the student's advisor. At least 30 elective credit hours must be at the 3000-level (or higher).