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Bachelor of Science in Biomathematics

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
CREDITS
ASC 1000 University Experience 1
BIO 1010 Biological Discovery 1 4
CHM 1101 General Chemistry 1 4
COM 1101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
MTH 1001 Calculus 1 4
   16

  

SPRING CREDITS
BIO 1020 Biological Discovery 2 4
CHM 1102 Chemistry 2 4
COM 1102 Writing About Literature 3
CSE 1400 Applied Discrete Mathematics 3
MTH 1002 Calculus 2 4
   18

Sophomore Year

FALL CREDITS
BIO 2110 General Genetics 4
CHM 2001 Organic Chemistry 1 3
CSE 1001 Fundamentals of Software Development 1 4
HUM 2051 Civilization 1 3
PHY 1001 Physics 1 4
   18

  

SPRING CREDITS
BIO 2332 Primer for Biomath or MTH 32332 Primer for Biomath 1
CHM 2002 Organic Chemistry 2 3
CSE 1502 Introduction to Software Development with C++ 3
MTH 2201 Differential Equations/Linear Algebra 4
PHY 2002 Physics 2 4
   Humanities Core Course* 3
   18

Junior Year

FALL CREDITS
BIO 4990 Biology Forum 1
COM 2223 Scientific and Technical Communication 3
HUM 2510 Logic 3
MTH 2401 Probability and Statistics** 3
MTH 3663 Mathematical Methods for Biology and Ecology 3
   Restricted Elective (2xxx-4xxx BIO, CSE, MTH) 3
      16

  

SPRING CREDITS
BIO 4991 Undergraduate Research (Q)** 3
CSE 2502 Advanced Software Development with C++ 3
   Restricted Electives (2xxx-4xxx BIO, CSE, MTH) 7
   Social Science Elective 3
      16

Senior Year

FALL CREDITS
BIO 3701 Evolution 3
   Liberal Arts Elective 3
   Restricted Electives (2xxx-4xxx BIO, CSE, MTH) 7
   Social Science Elective 3
      16

  

SPRING CREDITS
CSE 4051 Advanced Java Concepts 3
   Free Elective 3
   Liberal Arts Elective 3
   Restricted Elective (2xxx-4xxx BIO, CSE, MTH) 3
   Restricted Elective (Biology course with lab) 4
      16

TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED 134

*Humanities Core Courses
HUM 2052 Civilization 2: Renaissance Through Modern  
HUM 2142   World Art History 2: Early Modern to Post-Colonial  
HUM 2212 British and American Literature 1  
HUM 2213   British and American Literature 2  
HUM 2331   American History: Pre-Columbian to Civil War Era  
HUM 2332   American History: From Reconstruction to the Present  

Not all humanities core courses are offered online or every term; check the current schedule of classes for humanities core options.

**In junior year-fall, biology students replace MTH 2401 with BIO 2801 Biometry; in junior year-spring, mathematics students replace BIO 4991 with MTH 4990 Undergraduate Research (Q).

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).