Quantitative Biology and Bioinformatics

Carole Hom at <clhom AT ucdavis DOT edu>

Quantitative Biology and Bioinformatics is a recently introduced interdisciplinary minor designed for people who want to go to graduate school in biology, mathematical biology, or biostatistics. The tools acquired from this minor are becoming more and more necessary to graduate study in biological fields. However, even if you are not going to graduate school, this may be an interesting minor if you are a science student who likes math and/or statistics or a math student who likes science. Studying bioinformatics will give you a competitive edge in the field of science.

Quantitative Biology is redefining biology as we know it today, and is considered to be the new foundation of modern biological research. This minor will teach students the strengths and limitations of computational methods in studying problems pertaining to evolutionary biology, ecology, genetics, Neurobiology, physiology, and molecular and cell biology. The minor is very connected to the CLIMB program, since it focuses on the mathematical tools used in various fields of biology.

Preparatory work includes:

The upper division course plan includes:

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