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2017 - 2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017 - 2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CAMS Mathematical Biology Track, BS

The minimum number of credit hours for the major is 27 required credit hours and 14 credit hours of prerequisites. Proficiency requirements are typically fulfilled by completing an additional 13 credit hours.

Major Writing Requirement

 The upper-division writing requirement may be satisfied in one of the following ways:

  • Completion of   or   with a grade of C- or better, or
  • Completion of   and  , which requires the writing of an Honors thesis.

Major Computing Requirement

Proficiency in a high-level programming language and fundamental concepts in data structures at the level of CSCI 141 and CSCI 241 is required. This is normally done by taking and passing these courses.

Major Mathematics Requirement

Proficiency in linear algebra and multivariable calculus at the level of MATH 211 and MATH 212 or MATH 213 is required. This is normally done by taking and passing these courses.

Mathematical Modeling Requirement (2 courses)

At most, one course from:

Statistics and Data Analysis Electives (2 courses)

Computational Elective (1 course)

Biology Electives (any 2 BIOL 300 level or above courses). Examples include:


Credit for INTR 495-496 Honor, with a faculty advisor approved by one of the Mathematical Biology Track directors, may substitute for any two elective courses, as long as the two courses are not in the same category.  In addition, with advisor approval, students may replace one elective requirement with one or more independent study or research credits, which must total 3 credits.