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Quantitative Biology

MATHEMATICAL MODELING FOR THE LIFE SCIENCES

Biological systems have many interacting units at the level of molecules, cells, organs and organisms. These complicated systems may be understood through the construction, analysis and computational simulation of mathematical models. Such models exploit both theory and observation to provide new predictions of the behavior of complex biological systems. The UD Quantitative Biology Program equips students with crucial mathematical tools along with the requisite scientific knowledge necessary to apply them in the life sciences. 

RELATED MAJORS

Applied Mathematics

Mathematics

AREAS OF STUDY

  • Cell Biology and Genetics
  • Mathematical Modelling 
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Ecology

CAREER OPTIONS

  • Pharmaceutical or Biomedical Research
  • Data Scientist
  • Doctor
  • Professor
  • Agricultural Research
  • Food and Drug Administration Scientist
  • Food Industry Scientist
  • Energy Researcher

GRADUATE PROGRAMS

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Biostatistics
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Systems Biology
  • Medicine
  • Data Science
  • Bioinformatics
  • Pharmacology
  • Ecology

What’s special about this program?

We are one of the few universities to offer an undergraduate degree in Quantitative Biology. In our program, students acquire a sound knowledge of mathematics, biology and chemistry. These disciplines are unified in integrative seminars where complex biological systems are modeled and studied using computer simulations. The curriculum culminates in a project based, research-intensive capstone course. 

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Undergraduate Research

Honors Program

Math Club

Mathematical Contest in Modelling

Sample curriculum

BISC207

 

Introduction to Biology I
BISC208

Introduction to Biology II

 

CHEM103

 

General Chemistry II

CHEM104

 

General Chemistry II
ENGL110

Seminar in Composition

 

MATH210

 

Discrete Math I

MATH241

 

Analytic Geometry and Calculus A

MATH242

 

Analytic Geometry and Calculus B

UNIV101

 

First Year Experience
 

College Breadth Course

 

CHEM321

Organic Chemistry I    

 

CHEM322

Organic Chemistry II

 

CISC106

Computer Science

 

MATH243

Analytic Geometry & Calculus C

 

MATH260

 

Integrative Seminar

MATH302

 

Differential Equations
MATH349

Linear Algebra

 

 

BISC Core Courses

 

 

College Breadth Course

 

CHEM527

Introduction to Biochemistry

 

BISC312

Field Ecology

 

MATH350

Probability and Simulation

 

MATH426

Numerical Computing

 

MATH450

 

Mathematical Statistics

MATH535

 

Partial Differential Equations
PHYS207

Physics I

 

PHYS208

Physics II

 

 

Integrated Elective Courses

 

MATH426

Computational Math

 

  College Breadth Course
MATH460

Intro to Systems Biology

 

 

Integrated Elective Courses

 

 

BISC Core Courses

 

 

Bioethics Course

 

 

Research I and II

 

  College Breadth Courses

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