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All majors must obtain a minimum 2.0 grade point average in the upper-division courses used to satisfy the major requirements. Further, the student must receive a grade of C– or better in any course to be counted toward fulfillment of the major requirements. MATH 195, 196, 197, 198, 199, and 199H cannot be used toward any mathematics major. All courses used to fulfill the major must be taken for a letter grade. No more than three upper-division courses taken externally from UC San Diego can be counted toward any major. Special exceptions may be considered via petition.

(MA36) Mathematical Biology B.S.

B.S. effective Fall 2023.

Faculty advisors: Bo Li, Natalia Komarova

This major is intended to provide a sound grounding in a core set of mathematical, statistical, and computational subjects relevant to biology, and to give students experience with applications of these subjects to biology. Students graduating with this major may go to graduate school or research institutes and organizations in biomathematics, bioengineering, biophysics or biology; or go to industry or government, working in teams that use mathematical and statistical modeling and analysis, along with rigorous computational methods, to solve bioscience and bioengineering problems. Students in the Mathematical Biology major are strongly encouraged to meet with an MA36 faculty advisor to ensure that their electives are aligned with their future goals and plans.