Undergraduate Study

Computational Biology Undergraduate Program:

Standard Program for the Sc.B. Degree

Prerequisites

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MATH 0100 (Introductory Calculus II)

                                 

o 

 

OR

 

 

o 

MATH 0170  (Advanced Placement Calculus)

Fall                        

o 

o 

BIOL 0200 (The Foundation of Living Systems)

Spring                    

o 

 

General Core Requirements

Biology 

o 

BIOL 0470 (Genetics)

Fall                        

o

o

BIOL 0280 (Introduction to Biochemistry)

Spring                    

o

 

OR

 

 

o

BIOL 0500 (Intro to Cell Biology)

Spring                    

o

Chemistry

o

CHEM 0330 (Equilibrium, Rate and Structure)

Fall                        

o

Computer Science

o

CSCI 0150 (Intro to Object-Oriented Programming & Comp. Sci.)

&

CSCI  0160 (Intro to Algorithms and Data Structures)

Fall                        

Spring                    

o

o

 

OR

 

 

o

CSCI  0170 (CS: Integrated Approach I)

&

CSCI  0180 (CS: Integrated Approach II)

Fall                        

Spring                    

o

o

 

OR

 

 

o

CSCI 0190 (Programming with Data Structures and Algorithms)

&

CSCI_____________________________________________

(180, 320, 330, 510, or any 1000 level CSCI course)

Fall                        

 

Spring ________

o

 

o

o

CSCI 0220 (Intro to Discrete Structures and Probability)

Spring                    

o

Probability and Statistics

o

APMA 1650 (Statistical Inference I)

Fall                        

o

 

OR

 

 

o

CSCI 1450 (Intro to Probability & Computing)

Fall                        

o

 

OR

 

 

o

MATH 1610 (Probability)

Spring/Fall _________

o

Computational Biology Core Course Requirements

o

CSCI  1810 (Computational Molecular Biology)

Fall                        

o

o

APMA 1080 (Statistical Inference in Molecular Bio and Genomics)

Spring                    

o

Capstone Experience

Students enrolled in the computational biology concentration will complete a research project in their senior year under faculty supervision.  The themes of such projects evolve with the field and the technology, but should represent a synthesis of the various specialties of the program.  A minimum of one semester of independent study is required (such as BIOL 1950 or CSCI 1970), although many students may conduct a full year of independent study.

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o

 

Specialized Tracks

Students must complete six courses in one of the following four tracks:

 

Computer Science Track

Three of the following:

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CSCI 1230 (Introduction to Computer Graphics)

Fall                        

o

o

CSCI 1270 (Database Management Systems)

Fall                        

o

o

CSCI 1410 (Introduction to Artificial Intelligence)

Spring                    

o

o

CSCI 1550 (Probabilistic Methods in Computer Science)

                               

o

o

CSCI 1570 (Design and Analysis of Algorithms)

Spring                    

o

 

or other CS courses approved by the concentration advisor.

 

 


                                                                                                               

                               

o

o

                                                                                                               

                               

o

Three of the following:

o

CSCI 0330 (Introduction to Computer Systems)

&

Fall                        

o

o

CSCI 0320 (Introduction to Software Engineering)

Spring                    

o

 

OR

 

 

o

CSCI 1820 (Algorithmic Foundations of Computational Biology)

Spring                    

 

o

PHP 2620 (Statistical Methods in Bioinformatics)

Spring                    

o

o

APMA 1660 (Statistical Inference II)

Spring                    

o

o

BIOL 1430 (Computational Elements of Molecular Evolution)

                               

o

o

BIOL 1465 (Human Population Genomics)

Fall                        

o

Biological Sciences Track

At least four courses that provide exposure to the breadth of topics in biology, to be determined in consultation with the Concentration Advisor. Possible areas include Biochemistry, Ecology, Evolution, Neurobiology, Developmental Biology, Genetics, Immunology, Molecular Biology, Neurobiology, Pharmacology, and Physiology.

 

Two courses from the following:

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CSCI 1820 (Algorithmic Foundations of Computational Biology)

Spring                    

o

o

PHP 2620 (Statistical Methods in Bioinformatics)

Spring                    

o

o

APMA 1660 (Statistical Inference II)

Spring                    

o

o

BIOL 1430 (Computational Elements of Molecular Evolution)

                               

o

o

BIOL 1465 (Human Population Genomics)

Fall                        

o 

Applied Mathematics & Statistics Track

Three of the following:

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APMA 1660 (Statistical Inference II)

Spring                    

o

o

APMA 1690 (Computational Probability and Statistics)

                               

o

o

CSCI 1410 (Introduction to Artificial Intelligence)

Spring                    

o

  o

APMA 0340 (Methods of Applied Mathematics I)

                               

o

 

OR

 

 

o

APMA 0330 (Methods of Applied Mathematics I, II)

                               

o

o

APMA 0360 (Methods of Applied Mathematics II)

                               

o

 

OR

 

 

o

APMA 0350 (Methods of Applied Mathematics I, II)

                               

o

At least three of the following:

o

BIOL 1430 (Computational Elements of Molecular Evolution)

                               

o

o

CSCI 1820  (Algorithmic Foundations of Computational Biology)

Spring                    

o

o

PHP 2620 (Statistical Methods in Bioinformatics)

Spring                    

o

   o

APMA 1070 (Quantitative Models in Biological Systems)

                               

o

o

BIOL 1465 (Human Population Genomics)

Fall                        

o