B.S. in Mathematical Sciences,  Mathematical Biology Concentration

(125 credit minimum)

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
1st SemesterTerm Credits
MATH 111 Calculus I 4
CS 100 Roadmap to Computing 3
HUM 101 English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking I 3
PHYS 111 Physics I 3
PHYS 111A Physics I Laboratory 1
FRSH SEM Freshman Seminar 0
Physical Education: GUR Elective 1
 Term Credits15
2nd Semester
MATH 112 Calculus II 4
HUM 102 English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking II 3
EPS 202 Society, Technology, and the Environment 3
PHYS 121 Physics II 3
PHYS 121A Physics II Laboratory 1
Physical Education: GUR 1
 Term Credits15
Second Year
1st Semester
MATH 213 Calculus III B 4
MATH 227 Mathematical Modeling 4
MATH 337 Linear Algebra 3
R120 101 General Biology 4
CHEM 125 General Chemistry I 3
 Term Credits18
2nd Semester
MATH 222 Differential Equations 4
MATH 333 Probability and Statistics 3
R120 102 General Biology 4
ECON 201 Economics 3
Technical Elective 3
 Term Credits17
Third Year
1st Semester
MATH 331 Introduction to Partial Differential Equations 3
MATH 340 Applied Numerical Methods 3
MATH 373 Introduction to Mathematical Biology 3
R120 201 Foundations Of Biology 3
English Composition and Cultural History (lower-level): GUR Elective 3
 Term Credits15
2nd Semester
MATH 332 Introduction to Functions of a Complex Variable 3
MATH 371 Physiology and Medicine 3
Humanities and Social Sciences (upper-level) Elective:GUR 3
Free Elective 3
Humanities and Social Sciences (upper-level): GUR Elective 3
 Term Credits15
Fourth Year
1st Semester
MATH 430 Analytical and Computational Neuroscience 3
MATH 450H Methods Of Applied Math 3
MATH 480 Introductory Mathematical Analysis 3
Free Elective 3
Management: GUR Elective 3
 Term Credits15
2nd Semester
MATH 451H Methods Appl Math II 3
MATH 481 Advanced Calculus 3
Technical Elective 3
Senior Seminar-Humanities and Social Sciences (upper-level):GUR Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Term Credits15
 Total Credits125

General University Requirements and Electives

All students are required to satisfy the General University Requirements (GUR). All GUR courses and additional mathematics, technical, and free electives are to be selected in consultation with a faculty advisor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences. Refer to the General University Requirements section of this catalog for further information on electives.

Co-op Courses

In Mathematical Sciences, the co-op courses, MATH 310 Co-op Work Experience I and MATH 410 Co-op Work Experience II, bear degree credit and count as technical or free electives, subject to approval by a faculty advisor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences.


All electives should be selected after consultation with a Mathematical Sciences faculty advisor.

This curriculum represents the maximum number of credits per semester for which a student is advised to register.  A full-time credit load is 12 credits.  First-year students are placed in a curriculum that positions them for success which may result in additional time needed to complete curriculum requirements. Continuing students should consult with their academic advisor to determine the appropriate credit load.