Course plan for Biomathematics emphases for biology,
mathematics or computer science students.
Note that most of the courses listed are already part of
the requirements for your major.

From Biology to Biomath 
From Math to Biomath 
From Comp Sci to Biomath 
Prerequisites 
Calculus for Life Scientists (Math121, 122; 6) 
Calculus (Math 150, 151, 252;
9) 
Calculus (Math 150, 151; 6) 
Intro Quant Biol/Biostats (Bio215; 3) 
Discrete Math (Math245; 3) 
Intro to Comp Programming (CS107, 108; 6) 

Principles Cell Mol Bio (Bio201A; 4) or Principles Org Bio (201B; 4) 
Stat Principles and Practices
(Stat 250; 3) 
Data Structures (CS310; 3) 

Required during the program 
Intro to Lin Algebra & DE (Math231) 
Intro to Linear Algebra
(Math254; 3) 
Intro to Linear Algebra (Math254 or Math 231; 3) 
Math ProgrammerŐs Workshop (Math243) 
Math ProgrammerŐs Workshop
(Math243; 3) 
Math ProgrammerŐs Workshop (Math243; 3) 

BCMB I (Chem365; 4) 
Intro Diff Equations (Math337;
3) 
Unix and C Programming (CS220; 3) 

BCMB II (Bio366; 4) 
Principles Cell Mol Bio (Bio201A; 4) and/or Principles
Organismal Biology (Bio201B; 4) 
Principles Cell Mol Bio (Bio201A; 4) and/or Principles Organismal Biology
(Bio201B; 4) 

BCMB I Lab (Bio366L; 2) 

Bioinformatics (Bio568 or CS596; 3) 
Bioinformatics (CS596 or
Bio568; 3) 
Bioinformatics (CS596; 3) 

Modeling the Living World (Math336/396; 3) 
Modeling the Living World
(Math336/396; 3) 
Modeling the Living World (Math336/396; 3) 

General Microbiology (Bio350; 4) 
Numerical Analysis (Math541;
3) 


Required independent study 
Undergrad Research (Bio499; 36) 
Undergrad Research (Math499;
36) 
Undergrad Research (CS499; 36) 
Undergrad Honors Research (Bio490; 3) 
Undergrad Honors Research
(Bio490; 3) 
Undergrad Honors Research (Bio490; 3) 

Suggested Electives 
BCMB II Lab (Bio567L; 2) 
Linear Algebra (Math524; 3) 
Programming Languages (CS320; 3) 
Microbial Genetics and
Physiology (Bio549; 3) 
Advanced Calculus (Math534A
& 534B; 6) 
Parallel Computing (CS505; 3) 

Human Physiology (Bio590; 3) 
Differential equations
(Math537; 3) 
Scientific Databases (CS503; 3) 

Scientific Databases (CS503; 3) 
Partial Differential Equations
(Math531; 3) 
Numerical Analysis (Math541; 3) 

Numerical Analysis (Math541; 3) Statistical methods (Stat350; 3) 
Scientific Databases (CS503;
3) Statistical methods (Stat350;
3) 
Statistical methods (Stat350; 3) 
Faculty
Mentors for undergraduate research participants that enroll in the NSF
funded pilot program for the Biomathematics emphasis.
The names are linked to the
websites of the faculty members.
Department of Mathematics
& Statistics 

Department of Mathematics
& Statistics 

Department of Computer Science 

Department of Biology 

Department of Biology 

Department of Mathematics
& Statistics 

Department of Biology 

Department of Biology 

Department of Mathematics
& Statistics 

Department of Biology 

Department of Biology 