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  Oct 20, 2017
 
 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biomathematics, BS


The Biomathematics major leads to employment or graduate study ranging from biostatistics through public health to medicine. The major contains four tracks: Epidemiology, Molecular Biology, Physiology, or Population Biology. Students interested in medical school should alter the standard schedule so that General Biochemistry can be elected in the third year. This may be done by attending summer sessions, by using AP credits, or – when approved by an academic advisor – by shifting General and Analytical Chemistry to the first year and Organic Chemistry to the second year.


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Biomathematics Curriculum


 

Department and Number - Descriptive Title of Course

Fall
Cr.
Spr.
Cr.

First Year

   
MAJOR MATH 114 - (Q) Calculus I MATH 221 - Calculus II  4 4
MAJOR BIOL 141 - (E) General Biology BIOL 142 - (E) General Biology  4.5 4.5
GE C/IL C/IL 102 - Computing and Information Literacy  3  
WRTG-GE SPCH WRTG 107 - Composition -COMM 100 - Public Speaking  3 3
GE PHIL PHIL 120 - Introduction to Philosophy    3
GE FSEM First Year Seminars 2    
    14.5 14.5

Second Year

   
MAJOR MATH 222 - Calculus III MATH 341 - Differential Equations  4 4
MAJOR BIOL ELECT - Track Electives1BIOL 379 - Biostatistics  5 3
COGNATE CHEM 112-113 - (E) General and Analytical Chemistry /CHEM 112L-113L  4.5 4.5
GE T/RS T/RS 121 - (P) Theology I: Introduction to the Bible T/RS 122 - (P) Theology II: Introduction to Christian Theology  3 3
GE PHIL PHIL 210 - Ethics    3
    16.5 17.5

Third Year

   
MAJOR MATH 310 - Applied Probability and Mathematical Statistics MATH 351 - Linear Algebra  4 3
COGNATE CHEM 232 - (E) Organic Chemistry /CHEM 232L CHEM 233 - (E) Organic Chemistry /CHEM 233L  4.5 4.5
COGNATE PHYS 140/140L - (E) Elements of Physics I PHYS 141/141L - (E) Elements of Physics II  4 4
GE HUMN HUMN ELECT - Humanities Electives 3 3
GE ELECT FREE ELECT - Free Elective   3
    15.5 17.5

Fourth Year

   
MAJOR BIOL ELECT - Track Elective1 3-5 3-5
MAJOR MATH 463 - Topics in Biomathematics    3
GE HUMN HUMN ELECT - Humanities Elective 3 3
GE S/BH S/BH ELECT - Social/Behavioral Electives 3 3
GE PHIL or T/RS PHIL - Philosophy or T/RS - T/RS Elective 3  
GE ELECT FREE ELECT - Free Elective 3  
    15-17 12-14
 

Total: 123-127 Credits

1Biology electives must all come from one track. In the fall of the second year students must take the following 5-credit courses: Epidemiology Track: BIOL 371 (W: Lab only) ; Molecular Biology Track: BIOL 361 ; Physiology Track: BIOL 349 ; Population Biology Track: BIOL 371 (W: Lab only) . The remaining two courses may be selected from the following in the fourth year: Epidemiology Track: BIOL 250 , BIOL 260 , or BIOL 344 ; Molecular Biology Track: BIOL 260  or BIOL 362 ; Physiology Track: BIOL 245 , BIOL 345 , BIOL 347 , BIOL 348  or BIOL 446 . Population Biology Track: BIOL 370 , BIOL 375  or BIOL 472 .

2The selection of a First Year Seminar is likely to fulfill requirements both for the First Year Seminar and a General Education Requirement.  Thus, the First Year Seminar will not add to the total credits for the semester.  Talk with your advisor if you have any questions.

*An approved 3-credit EP Foundation Course may be substituted for COMM 100  and C/IL 102 -C/IL 104 .  In this case, the total needed for graduation in this major may be reduced.  Consult with your advisor if you have questions.