# Mathematical Biology: Physiology Specialization

A Mathematical Biology: Physiology 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.

## Specialization course requirements

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BS degree

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BS Mathematical Biology: Physiology 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 5445 Mathematical Analysis of Biological Networks or MATH 5447 Theoretical Neuroscience
- MATH 4428 Mathematical Modeling
- Two additional upper-division MATH courses
- BIOL 1009/1009H General Biology
- CHEM 1061/1071H and 1065/1075H
- CHEM 1062/1062H and 1066/1076H
- PHSL 3061 Principles of Physiology
- One of the following: (note the prerequisites for PHSL courses)
- PHSL 4702 Cell Physiology
- PHSL 5444 Muscle
- MATH 5445 or MATH 5447 (the one not taken above)

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BA degree

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BA Mathematical Biology: Physiology 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
- MATH 5445 Mathematical Analysis of Biological Networks or MATH 5447 Theoretical Neuroscience
- BIOL 1009/1009H General Biology
- PHYS 1301W/1401V
- PHYS 1302W/1402V
- CHEM 1061/1071H and 1065/1075H
- CHEM 1062/1072H and 1066/1076H
- PHSL 3061 Principles of Physiology
- One of the following: (note the prerequisites for PHSL courses)
- PHSL 4702 Cell Physiology
- PHSL 5444 Muscle
- MATH 5445 or MATH 5447 (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: Physiology 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 |

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

Liberal Education course | 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(prerequisite: 1272) |

CSCI 1133: Python | MATH 3283W: Sequences, Series, and Foundations(prerequisite: 2243 and 2263) |

CHEM 1061: Chemical Principles I(placement into course or prerequisite) |
CHEM 1062: Chemical Principles II(prerequisite: CHEM 1061) |

CHEM 1065: Chemical Principles I Lab | CHEM 1066: Chemical Principles II Lab |

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: Ordinary Differential Equations |

MATH 4281: Modern Algebra | MATH 4428: Mathematical Modeling |

Liberal Education course | Liberal Education course |

PHSL 3061: Principles of Physiology(prerequisite: one-year college chemistry and physics, math through integral calculus) |
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 5445: Mathematical Analysis of Biological Networks |

MATH 5447: Theoretical Neuroscience (Math elective) | MATH 4/5XXX math elective |

Liberal Education course | PHSL 5444: Muscle(prerequisite: PHSL 3061) |

Liberal Education course | Open Elective or Liberal Education Course |

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+
BA degree

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BA Mathematical Biology: Physiology 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 | CHEM 1061: Chemical Principles I(placement into course or prerequisite) |

Liberal Education course | CHEM 1065: Chemical Principles I Lab |

Second Language | Second Language |

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

#### Sophomore year

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

CHEM 1062: Chemical Principles II(prerequisite: CHEM 1061) |
MATH 3283W: Sequences, Series, and Foundations(prerequisite: 2243 and 2263) |

Second Language | BIOL 1009: General Biology |

Liberal Education course | Second Language |

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 4242: Applied Linear Algebra | MATH 5651: Basic Theory of Probability and Statistics |

PHYS 1301W: Introductory Physics I | MATH 4428: Mathematical Modeling |

Liberal Education course | PHYS 1302W: Introductory Physics II |

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

MATH 5535: Dynamical Systems & Chaos | MATH 4997W: Math Capstone |

Liberal Education course | Open Elective or Liberal Education Course |

PHSL 3061: Principles of Physiology(one-year college chemistry and physics, math through integral calculus) |
PHSL 5444: Muscle (PHSL 3061) |