# Mathematical Biology: Genomics Specialization

A Mathematical Biology: Genomics specialization prepares students to develop mathematical models of complex phenomena and systems. This versatile skill can be applied beyond biological systems and is increasingly valuable to a wide range of industry sectors.

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Specialization course requirements

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BS degree

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BS Mathematical Biology: Genomics Specialization (College of Science & Engineering)

- One Theoretical Algebra course
- MATH 4242: Applied Linear Algebra
- MATH 5525: Intro to Ordinary Differential Equations or MATH 5535 Dynamical Systems & Chaos
- MATH 5651: Basic Theory of Probability and Statistics or STAT 5101
- MATH 4428: Mathematical Modeling
- Three additional upper-division MATH courses (for example: MATH 5445 Mathematical Analysis of Biological Networks)
- BIOL 1009/1009H: General Biology
- GCD 3022: Genetics
- CSCI 5461 or 5481 (note the CSCI prerequisites for these courses)
- One of the following: (note the prerequisites for the EEB and GCD courses)
- EEB 5042: Quantitative Genetics
- GCD 4143: Human Genetics
- GCD 4151: Molecular Biology of Cancer
- CSCI 5461/5481: (the one not taken above)
- MATH 5445: Mathematical Analysis of Biological Networks (recommended if not taken above)

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BA degree

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BA Mathematical Biology: Genomics Specialization (College of Liberal Arts)

- One Theoretical Algebra course
- MATH 4242: Applied Linear Algebra
- MATH 5525: Intro to Ordinary Differential Equations or MATH 5535 Dynamical Systems & Chaos
- MATH 5651: Basic Theory of Probability and Statistics or STAT 5101
- MATH 4428: Mathematical Modeling
- One additional upper-division MATH course (for example: MATH 5445 Mathematical Analysis of Biological Networks)
- BIOL 1009/1009H: General Biology
- GCD 3022: Genetics
- CSCI 5461 or 5481 (note the CSCI prerequisites for these courses)
- One of the following: (note the prerequisites for the EEB and GCD courses)
- EEB 5042: Quantitative Genetics
- GCD 4143: Human Genetics
- GCD 4151: Molecular Biology of Cancer
- MATH 5445: Mathematical Analysis of Biological Networks (recommended if not taken above)
- CSCI 5461/5481 (the one not taken above)

- MATH 4995 or 4997W: CLA Capstone

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Sample plans

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BS degree

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BS Mathematical Biology: Genomics Specialization (College of Science & Engineering)

This plan is not a contract, as curriculum can change. The APAS is the official method for tracking completion of University degree requirements.

#### Freshman year

Students can take either the University-wide or CSE-only versions of the calculus courses (MATH 1271/1371, 1272/1372, 2243/2373, 2263/2374).

Fall Semester | Spring Semester |
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MATH 1371: Calculus I(placement into course or prerequisite) |
MATH 1372: Calculus II(prerequisite: 1271) |

PHYS: 1301W Physics I | PHYS 1302W: Physics II |

CSCI 1133: Python | BIOL 1009: General Biology |

WRIT 1301: Freshman Composition | Liberal Education course |

CSE 1001: First Year Experience (only offered Fall semester) |
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#### Sophomore year

Fall semester | Spring semester |
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MATH 2373: Linear Algebra and Differential Equations(prerequisite: 1272) |
MATH 2374: Multivariable Calculus and Vector Analysis |

GCD 3022: Genetics(prerequisite: BIOL 1009) |
MATH 3283W: Sequences, Series, and Foundations(prerequisite: 2243 & 2263) |

Liberal Education course | GCD 4143: Human Genetics & Genomics(prerequisite: GCD 3022) |

Liberal Education course | Liberal Education course |

#### Junior year

Upper Division requires admission to the major prior to enrollment.

Fall semester | Spring semester |
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MATH 4242: Applied Linear Algebra | MATH 5525: Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations |

MATH 4/5XXX math elective | MATH 4/5XXX math elective |

CSCI 3003: Computing in Biology |
CSCI 5461: Functional Genomics, Systems Biology, and Bioinformatics(prerequisite: CSCI 3003) |

Liberal Education course | Liberal Education course |

#### Senior year

Upper Division requires admission to the major prior to enrollment.

Fall semester | Spring semester |
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MATH 5651: Basic Theory of Probability and Statistics | MATH 4428: Mathematical Modeling |

MATH 4281: Modern Algebra | MATH 5445: Mathematical Analysis of Biological Networks |

Liberal Education course | Liberal Education course |

Liberal Education course | Open Elective or Liberal Education Course |

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+
BA degree

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BA Mathematical Biology: Genomics Specialization (College of Liberal Arts)

This plan is not a contract, as curriculum can change. The APAS is the official method for tracking completion of University degree requirements.

#### Freshman year

Students can take either the University-wide or CSE-only versions of the calculus courses (MATH 1271/1371, 1272/1372, 2243/2373, 2263/2374).

Fall semester | Spring semester |
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MATH 1271: Calculus I(placement into course or prerequisite) |
MATH 1272: Calculus II(prerequisite: 1271) |

WRIT 1301: Freshman Composition | BIOL 1009: General Biology |

Liberal Education course | CSCI 1133: Python |

Second Language | Second Language |

CLA 1001: First Year Experience I (only offered Fall semester) |
CLA 1002: First Year Experience II(only offered Fall semester) |

#### Sophomore year

Fall semester | Spring semester |
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MATH 2243: Linear Algebra and Differential Equations (prerequisite: 1272) |
MATH 2263: Multivariable Calculus(prerequisite: 1272) |

GCD 3022: Genetics(prerequisite: BIOL 1009) |
MATH 3283W: Sequences, Series & Foundations(prerequisite: 2243 & 2263) |

Second Language | Second Language |

CSCI 1933: Introduction to Algorithms and Data Structures(prerequisite: CSCI 1133) |
CSCI 2011: Discrete Structures(prerequisite: MATH 1271) |

CLA 3002: Career Kickstarter | -- |

#### Junior year

Upper Division requires admission to the major prior to enrollment.

Fall semester | Spring semester |
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MATH 4281: Modern Algebra | MATH 5525: Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations |

MATH 4242: Applied Linear Algebra | CSCI 4041: Algorithms & Data Structures(prerequisiteS: CSCI 1933 and 2011) |

Liberal Education course | Liberal Education course |

CSCI 3003: Computing in Biology(prerequisite: BIOL 1009) |
Liberal Education course |

#### Senior year

Upper Division requires admission to the major prior to enrollment.

Fall semester | Spring semester |
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MATH 5651: Basic Theory of Probability and Statistics |
MATH 4428: Mathematical Modeling |

MATH 4997W: Math Capstone | MATH 5445: Mathematical Analysis of Biological Networks |

CSCI 5481: Computational Techniques for Genomics (CSCI 4041) | GCD 4143: Human Genetics & Genomics (GCD 3022) |

Liberal Education course | Open Elective or Liberal Education Course |

## Related minors

**Biology****Computational Biology****Genetics**: All but two electives are completed with the Mathematical Biology: Genomics Specialization.