Handbook for QBIO-BSAS: BS in Quantitative Biology


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  1. The Program
  2. Advising
  3. Required Courses
  4. Table of Major Required Courses
  5. Check List (PDF file)
  6. A Sample Curriculum (PDF file)


1. The Program

The Departments of Mathematical Sciences and Biological Sciences at the University of Delaware offer a Bachelor of Science in Quantitative Biology. This major provides a strong background in mathematics, biology, chemistry and physics appropriate for students who wish to pursue a career or graduate studies in biomedical and life sciences.

2. Advising

Students in this major will have an advisor in each department (Mathematical Sciences and Biological Sciences). The advisors will work together to provide the best guidance to majors in this program.

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3. Required Courses

University Requirements

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College Requirements

One of the courses in Group A, B or C should be in the area of Bioethics.

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Major Requirements (C- or better required for all courses)

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Electives (C- or better required for all courses)

The total number of credits must be at least 124.

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6. Required major courses

Course

Prerequisites

Corequisites
(taken before or simultaneously)

Offered *

BISC207

CHEM103 or CHEM111

Fall, Winter, Spr., Summer

BISC208

BISC207

CHEM104 or CHEM112

Fall, Winter, Spr., Summer

BISC302**

BISC208

Fall, Winter, Spr., Summer

BISC305**

BISC208 and CHEM104

Fall

BISC306**

BISC208 and two semesters of chemistry

Fall

BISC401**

BISC207 and one semester of organic chemistry

Fall

BISC403**

BISC207 and one semester of organic chemistry

Fall

BISC312**

BISC302

Fall

BISC315**

BISC208, BISC305 and CHEM104

Fall

BISC316**

BISC208, BISC306 and CHEM104

Fall

BISC411**

BISC208, BISC401 and CHEM321

Fall

BISC413**

BISC208 and BISC403

Fall

CHEM103**

One year of high school chemistry

Fall

CHEM104**

CHEM103

Fall

CHEM111**

One year of high school chemistry

CHEM119

Fall

CHEM112**

CHEM103 or CHEM111

CHEM120

Fall

CHEM119**

One year of high school chemistry

CHEM111

Fall

CHEM120**

CHEM104 or CHEM111;
and CHEM119

CHEM112

Fall

CHEM220**

CHEM104

CHEM221

Fall

CHEM221**

CHEM104

CHEM220

Fall

CHEM321

CHEM104

Fall

CHEM322

CHEM321

Fall

CHEM527

CHEM321
CHEM322 recommended

Fall

CISC106*

Spring

MATH241

Fall, Winter, Spr., Summer

MATH210

MATH221 or MATH241 or MATH242

Fall, Winter, Spring

MATH242

MATH241

Fall, Winter, Spr., Summer

MATH243

MATH242

Fall, Winter, Spr., Summer

MATH260

Spring

MATH302

MATH243

Fall, Winter, Spr., Summer

MATH349

MATH230 or MATH242

Fall, Spring

MATH350

MATH243

Fall, Spring

MATH426

MATH349 or MATH341 or MATH351;
and CISC105 or CISC106 or CISC181

Fall

MATH450

MATH350 or equivalent

Fall, Spring

MATH460*

CHEM527, MATH535 and one of
BISC302, BISC305, BISC306, BISC401, or BISC403

Fall

MATH535

MATH302 or equivalent

Spring

PHYS207

MATH241

Fall

PHYS208

PHYS207

MATH242

Fall

* Course offering may vary from year to year depending on enrollment and other factors. Check with the corresponding department for actual offering before registering for courses.

** Three of these five courses.

** One of these five courses.

** Check requirements for different options.

* One of these three courses.

* Capstone course for the major.

Note: Courses with same background color are corequisite.

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7. Check List (PDF file)

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8. Sample Curriculum (PDF file)

The sample curriculum is provided for guidance only.

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