Mathematics Biology Interdisciplinary

The complexities of the biological sciences make interdisciplinary involvement essential, and the increasing use of mathematics in biology is inevitable as biology becomes more quantitative and as biology and biotechnology become more important in the coming decades. The mathematical biology major seeks to prepare graduates to address problems arising from this new and rich area of interaction. This major will prepare them for success in professions in the biotechnology sector, either in academia or in the commercial world.

Graduates with a mathematical biology major will be able to

  • Understand and construct mathematical proofs.
  • Solve significant biological problems using mathematical methods and appropriate technology.
  • Develop and understand mathematical models in the biological sciences.