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Curriculum Changes

We are happy to announce two new courses that have recently been created specifically for CBS students. These two courses, MATH 1241 and BIOC 2331, teach math and chemistry concepts using applications in the biological sciences. We strongly encourage you to review this website while finalizing your Fall 2012 course selections and contact your academic advisor if you have any questions regarding these courses and how they impact your academic plans.

Course descriptions:

  • MATH 1241: Calculus and Dynamical Systems in Biology: Differential and integral calculus with biological applications. Discrete and continuous dynamical systems. Models from fields such as ecology and evolution, epidemiology, physiology, genetic networks, neuroscience, and biochemistry.
  • BIOC 2331: Chemical Mechanisms in Biology: Students in this course will learn organic structure, properties and chemical mechanism as they apply to biological systems. This theoretical approach is specifically designed to prepare students for subsequent courses in biochemistry. It will empower students to understand and even predict metabolic conversions, biodegradation and other biology-specific aspects of chemistry.

Biochemistry
Biology
Ecology, Evolution and Behavior
Genetics, Cell Biology and Development
Microbiology
Neuroscience
Plant Biology

Biochemistry

For students pursuing a major in biochemistry, MATH 1241 and BIOC 2331 are not included in the curriculum. As a result, the quantitative and chemistry options remain the same.

 

Biology

For students pursuing a major in biology, both MATH 1241 and BIOC 2331 are included in the curriculum. See math and chemistry sequence options below.

Quantitative options:
(Students must complete one quantitative I and one quantitative II option.)

Quantitative I: MATH 1241, MATH 1271
Quantitiative II: BIOL 3272, CSCI 1901, CSCI 3003, MATH 1272, STAT 3011

Chemistry sequence options:
(Students must complete one of the following sequences.)

  • BIOC 2331
  • CHEM 2301 + CHEM 2302 + CHEM 2311



Ecology, Evolution and Behavior

For students pursuing a major in ecology, evolution and behavior, both MATH 1241 and BIOC 2331 are included in the curriculum. See math and chemistry sequence options below.

Quantitative options:
(Students must complete one quantitative I and one quantitative II option.)

Quantitative I: MATH 1241, MATH 1271
Quantitiative II: BIOL 3272, CSCI 1901, CSCI 3003, MATH 1272, STAT 3011

Chemistry sequence options:
(Students must complete one of the following sequences.)

  • BIOC 2331 + EEB 4611
  • CHEM 2301 + EEB 4611
  • CHEM 2301 + CHEM 2302


 

Genetics, Cell Biology and Development

For students pursuing a major in genetics, cell biology and development, MATH 1241 is included in the curriculum, but BIOC 2331 is not. See math and chemistry sequence options below.

Quantitative options:
(Students must complete one quantitative I and one quantitative II option.)

Quantitative I: MATH 1241, MATH 1271
Quantitiative II: BIOL 3272, CSCI 1901, CSCI 3003, MATH 1272, STAT 3011

Chemistry sequence options:
(Students must complete one of the following sequences.)

  • CHEM 2301 + CHEM 2302 + CHEM 2311



Microbiology

For students pursuing a major in microbiology, both MATH 1241 and BIOC 2331 are included in the curriculum. As a result of BIOC 2331 inclusion, several additions have been made as potential options.

Quantitative options:
(Students must complete one quantitative I and one quantitative II option.)

Quantitative I: MATH 1241, MATH 1271
Quantitiative II: BIOL 3272, MATH 1272, STAT 3011

Chemistry sequence options:
(Students must complete one course from the first list, and at least seven credits from the second list.)

Choose at least one course.

  • BIOC 2331, CHEM 2301

Choose at least seven credits from courses listed below.

  • BIOC 4025, BIOC 4125, BIOC 4325, BIOC 4950, BIOC 4521, BIOC 5527, BIOC 5352, BIOC 5353, BIOC 5309, BIOC 5361
  • BIOL 3007W, BIOL 3960H, BIOL 4004, BIOL 4960H, BIOL 5485
  • EEB 4611, EEB 5042, EEB 5221
  • GCD 4034, GCD 4111, GCD 4151, GCD 5036
  • NSCI 3101, NSCI 3102W
  • CHEM 2302, CHEM 2311, CHEM 4412
  • CSCI 3003
  • FSCN 4122
  • MATH 5445
  • STAT 3021, STAT 3022, STAT 4101, STAT 4102

 

Neuroscience

For students pursuing a major in neuroscience, MATH 1241 and BIOC 2331 are not included in the curriculum. As a result, the quantitative and chemistry options remain the same.

 

Plant Biology

For students pursuing a major in plant biology, both MATH 1241 and BIOC 2331 are included in the curriculum. See math and chemistry sequence options below.

Quantitative options:
(Students must complete one quantitative I and one quantitative II option.)

Quantitative I: MATH 1241, MATH 1271
Quantitiative II: BIOL 3272, CSCI 3003, MATH 1272, STAT 3011

Chemistry sequence options:
(Students must complete one of the following sequences.)

  • BIOC 2331 + BIOC 4025
  • CHEM 2301 + CHEM 2302 + BIOC 4025
  • CHEM 2301 + CHEM 2302 + CHEM 2311