The Systems Option provides a thorough background in the subject areas involved in Computational and Integrative Biology (CIB) Major, with a stronger emphasis on mathematics and computer science.

Required Courses for Systems Option (71 credits)

Basic Courses (39 credits)

  • Gen Bio 1 and 2 plus labs 50:120:101,107 and 50:120:102,108 (8 credits)
  • Chem Principals 1 and 2 plus labs 50:160:115, 125 and 50:160:116,126 (8 credits)
  • Calculus 1 and 2 50:640:121, 122 (8 credits)
  • Elements of Physics 1 and 2 plus labs 50:750:131, 133 and 50:750:132, 134 (8 credits)
  • Prog. Fundamentals plus Object Oriented Prog. 50:198:111, 113 (4plus3 credits)

Electives (28 credits)

  • Math Foundation of CS 50:198:171 (3 credits)
  • Data Structures 50:198:213 (3 credits)
  • Unified Calculus III 50:640:221 (4 credits)
  • at least 2 courses from:
    • Database Systems 50:198:451 (3 credits)
    • Big Data Algorithms 50:198:462 (3 credits)
    • Numerical Methods 50:198:481 (3 credits)
    • Applied Probability 50:198:467 (3 credits)
    • Parallel, Distribute, Grid and Cloud Computing 50:198:441 (3 credits)
    • Optimization Methods 50:198:461 (3 credits)
  • at least 2 courses from:
    • Linear Algebra 50:640:250 (3 credits)
    • Math Reasoning/Proof 50:640:300 (3 credits)
    • Advanced Calculus 50:640:311 (3 credits)
    • Elementary Differential Equations 50:640:314 (3 credits)
    • Advanced Differential Equations 50:640:427 (3 credits)
    • 2 courses from Computer Science (198) >300 level or Mathematics (640) >300 level

Capstone (4 credits)

To all students.

 Note: All basic courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher.