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2017-2018 Catalog 
2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biomathematics, B.S.

Major Code: 7078 Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science
Delivery Mode(s): Classroom Age Restriction: No
Admission Status: Undergraduate Location(s): Main Campus - Melbourne

Mathematical biology (biomathematics) is a highly interdisciplinary program at the intersection of mathematics, biology and computer science. The biomathematics major is offered through collaboration between the mathematics and biology departments. Primarily during the freshman and sophomore years, biomathematics majors complete core courses, then specialize during the junior and senior years. Specialization is based on interest in computer science, mathematics or biology, while retaining interdisciplinary training.

The interdisciplinary nature of the biomathematics major enables undergraduates who are interested in combining mathematics, computer science and biology to be more competitive for graduate programs and careers in bioinformatics, biostatistics, biomedical engineering, biomathematics or medicine.

Degree Requirements

Candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Biomathematics must complete the minimum course requirements as outlined in the following curriculum.

Freshman Year

Sophomore Year

Junior Year

Spring (16 credit hours)

Senior Year

Fall (16 credit hours)

  • Liberal Arts Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Restricted Electives (2xxx-4xxx BIO, CSE, MTH) Credit Hours: 7
  • Social Science Elective Credit Hours: 3

Spring (16 credit hours)

  • Free Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Liberal Arts Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Restricted Elective (2xxx-4xxx BIO, CSE, MTH) Credit Hours: 3
  • Restricted Elective (Biology course with lab) Credit Hours: 4

Total Credits Required: 134

Elective Restrictions

Choices of restricted electives are subject to approval by the student’s advisor. At least 30 elective credit hours must be at the 3000-level (or higher).