Degree Requirements

A minimum of 30 credits is required for the degree, excluding bridge courses. The graduate curriculum consists of seven core courses and additional elective courses, with an optional thesis (six credits) or research project (three credits).

M.S. in Computational Biology (courses only)

Required Courses
BIOL 630Critical Thinking for the Life Sciences3
MATH 611Numerical Methods for Computation3
MATH 630Linear Algebra and Applications3
MATH 635Analytical Computational Neuroscience3
MATH 663Introduction to Biostatistics3
or MATH 615 Approaches to Quantitative Analysis in the Life Sciences
BIOL 638Computational Ecology3
BNFO 601Foundations of Bioinformatics I3
Electives
Select three of the following:9
Foundations of Mathematical Biology
Regression Analysis Methods
Design and Analysis of Experiments
Advanced Physical Chemistry
Cell Biology: Methods & Appl
Cell Surface Recept
Systems Neuroscience
Systems Computational Neuroscience
Comparative Animal Physiology
Intermediate Differential Equations
Biomathematics I: Biological Waves and Oscillations
Total Credits30

M.S. in Computational Biology (Master's project)

Required Courses
BIOL 630Critical Thinking for the Life Sciences3
MATH 611Numerical Methods for Computation3
MATH 630Linear Algebra and Applications3
MATH 635Analytical Computational Neuroscience3
MATH 663Introduction to Biostatistics3
or MATH 615 Approaches to Quantitative Analysis in the Life Sciences
BIOL 638Computational Ecology3
BNFO 601Foundations of Bioinformatics I3
Master's Project 1
MATH 700Master's Project (Advisor's permission is required)3
Electives
Select two of the following:6
Foundations of Mathematical Biology
Regression Analysis Methods
Design and Analysis of Experiments
Advanced Physical Chemistry
Cell Biology: Methods & Appl
Cell Surface Recept
Computational Biology I
Systems Neuroscience
Systems Computational Neuroscience
Comparative Animal Physiology
Intermediate Differential Equations
Biomathematics I: Biological Waves and Oscillations
Total Credits30
1

Other courses may be taken with advisor's approval. Advisor's permission is required for project.

 M.S. in Computational Biology (Master's thesis)

Required Courses
BIOL 630Critical Thinking for the Life Sciences3
MATH 611Numerical Methods for Computation3
MATH 630Linear Algebra and Applications3
MATH 635Analytical Computational Neuroscience3
MATH 663Introduction to Biostatistics3
or MATH 615 Approaches to Quantitative Analysis in the Life Sciences
BIOL 638Computational Ecology3
BNFO 601Foundations of Bioinformatics I3
Master's Thesis 1
MATH 701Master's Thesis6
Electives
Select one of the following:3
Foundations of Mathematical Biology
Regression Analysis Methods
Design and Analysis of Experiments
Advanced Physical Chemistry
Cell Biology: Methods & Appl
Cell Surface Recept
Computational Biology I
Systems Neuroscience
Systems Computational Neuroscience
Comparative Animal Physiology
Intermediate Differential Equations
Biomathematics I: Biological Waves and Oscillations
Total Credits30
1

Other courses may be taken with advisor's approval. Advisor's permission is required for thesis.