Quantitative Science (Minor)

The quantitative science minor is intended to prepare mathematics, biology, and biochemistry majors to join the increasingly integrated community of physicists, chemists, computer scientists, engineers, and mathematicians who are working together to tackle a broad range of scientific and societal problems. The truly integrative minor is intended to improve MCAT performance for our medical-school-bound students; to prepare science majors for careers that require increased quantitative skills, such as careers within the pharmaceutical industry or in computer-enhanced labs; and to increase career horizons for mathematics majors through this training in the application and communication of mathematics to important problems in our world.

Minor Requirements

IS 233Introduction to Quantitative Science

3

MA 218Probability and Statistics

3

MA 325Differential Equations

3

 

MA 230Scientific Computing

3

OR

MA 418Stochastic Modeling

3

 

BIO 151General Biology I

3

BIO 151LGeneral Biology I Lab

1

BIO 262Genetics for Majors

3

BIO 262LGenetics for Majors Lab

1

BIO 363Cellular Biology

3

 

CHM 125Life Chemistry

3

OR

CHM 222Organic Chemistry II

3

 

CHM 441Physical Biochemistry

3

Note that CHM 125 is the recommended path for non-science majors.