Computational Biology is an interdisciplinary field that uses mathematics, bioinformatics and computational applications to analyze and store the vast amounts of information. Computational biology spans a wide range of fields within biology including genomics/genetics, cell biology, biophysics, proteomics and evolution. In a unique combination, the major, housed in the Biology Department, comprises a concentration of courses in biology (BIOL), chemistry (CHEM), mathematics (MATH), computer science (COMSC), and physics (PHYS). Majors will become solidly grounded in the biologically relevant areas of genetics, molecular, and cell biology, and will be trained in both the theoretical and practical aspects behind data manipulation. Graduates will be prepared to enter professional or graduate school in bioinformatics or for entry–level positions in biotechnology firms, genome projects, or the pharmaceutical industry.
**Note: All biology students must complete a Major Field Test prior to graduation. **
Complete all of the listed courses and any 3000 or 4000 level biology course not already included in this plan.
Must take in order:
COMSC 1451 may be replaced with COMSC 1351 depending on when the course is taken.