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  Dec 11, 2017
 
 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018

Biomathematics, BS


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The Biomathematics major leads to employment or graduate study ranging from biostatistics through public health to medicine.  Students interested in medical school should take General and Analytical Chemistry in the first year, Organic Chemistry in the second year, and General Biochemistry in the third year.


For more information about the Mathematics department, visit its website


Biomathematics Pre-Health Track 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) (FYOC, FYDT Lab only) General Biology  – BIOL 142 - (E) (FYOC, FYDT Lab only) General Biology      4.5 4.5
COGNATE CHEM 112-113 - (E) General and Analytical Chemistry /CHEM 112L-113L   4.5 4.5
GE WRTG               WRTG 107 - (FYW) Composition   3  
GE PHIL PHIL 120 - Introduction to Philosophy     3
GE FSEM First Year Seminar 2    
    16 16

Second Year

   
MAJOR MATH 222 - Calculus III  – MATH 341 - Differential Equations   4 4
MAJOR BIOL ELECT - Biology Electives1 5 3
COGNATE CHEM 232 - (E) Organic Chemistry /CHEM 232L  – CHEM 233 - (E) Organic Chemistry /CHEM 233L   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 350 - General Biochemistry I 3 3  
COGNATE PHYS 140/PHYS 140L - (E) Elements of Physics I  – PHYS 141/PHYS 141L - (E) Elements of Physics II   4 4
GE HUMN HUMN ELECT – Humanities Electives 3 6
GE ELECT S/BH ELECT - Social/Behavioral Elective   3
    14 16

Fourth Year

   
MAJOR BIOL ELECT – Biology Elective1   3-5
MAJOR MATH 463 - Topics in Biomathematics     3
GE ELECT FREE ELECT - Free Elective   3
EPW EPW ELECT - EP Level II Writing Electives4 3 3
GE HUMN HUMN ELECT – Humanities Elective 3  
GE S/BH S/BH ELECT – Social/Behavioral Elective 3  
GE PHIL or T/RS PHIL ELECT - Philosophy Elective or T/RS ELECT - T/RS Elective 3  
    12 12-14
 

Total: 120-122 Credits

1The three biology electives must be Biology Major Electives with at least two of them being from exactly one of three content areas: Molecular & Cellular (MC), Systems (S) and Multi-Organismal (MO). The courses in these three content areas are listed on the catalog page for the Biology, BS .

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.

3The lab is optional. Additionally, CHEM 450 - Biochemistry I  may be substituted for CHEM 350 - General Biochemistry I  

4These EPW electives might also satisfy other curricular requirement(s).  When an EPW elective satisfies other curricular requirement(s), an additional free elective will be required.

Biomathematics Research Track 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) (FYOC, FYDT Lab only) General Biology  – BIOL 142 - (E) (FYOC, FYDT Lab only) General Biology      4.5 4.5
GE HUMN HUMN ELECT - Humanities Electives 3 3
GE WRTG           WRTG 107 - (FYW) Composition   3  
GE PHIL PHIL 120 - Introduction to Philosophy     3
GE FSEM First Year Seminar 2    
    14.5 14.5

Second Year

   
MAJOR MATH 222 - Calculus III  – MATH 341 - Differential Equations   4 4
MAJOR BIOL ELECT - Biology Electives1–  MATH 351 - Linear Algebra   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 371 - Applied Combinatorics   3  
MAJOR MATH 441 - Partial Differential Equations  or MATH 463 - Topics in Biomathematics 3   3
COGNATE CHEM 232 - (E) Organic Chemistry /CHEM 232L  –  CHEM 233 - (E) Organic Chemistry /CHEM 233L   4.5 4.5
COGNATE PHYS 140/PHYS 140L - (E) Elements of Physics I   – PHYS 141/PHYS 141L - (E) Elements of Physics II   4 4
EPW EPW ELECT - EP Level II Writing Electives4 3 3
GE ELECT FREE ELECT - Free Elective   3
    14.5 17.5

Fourth Year

   
MAJOR MATH 310 - Applied Probability and Mathematical Statistics   – BIOL ELECT - Biology Elective 4 3-5
MAJOR  MATH 441 - Partial Differential Equations  or MATH 463 - Topics in Biomathematics 3   3
GE HUMN HUMN ELECT – Humanities Electives 3 3
GE S/BH S/BH ELECT – Social/Behavioral Electives 3 3
GE PHIL or T/RS PHIL ELECT - Philosophy or T/RS ELECT– T/RS Elective 3  
    13 12-14
 

Total: 120-122 Credits

1The two biology electives must be from exactly one of three content areas: Molecular & Cellular (MC), Systems (S) and Multi-Organismal (MO). The courses in these three content areas are listed on the catalog page for the Biology, BS .

 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.

3Since MATH 441  runs in the spring semester of odd-numbered years, students whose third year spring semester will be in an even-numbered year should plan to take MATH 463  in their third year spring semester and MATH 441  in their fourth year spring semester.

4These EPW electives might also satisfy other curricular requirements(s). When an EPW elective satisfies other curricular requirement(s), an additional free elective will be required.

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