Quantitative Biology & Bioinformatics Minor; Biological Sciences

(College of Biological Sciences)

530-752-0410; clhom@ucdavis.edu; http://quantbio.ucdavis.edu/

The interdisciplinary minor in Quantitative Biology and Bioinformatics is an integrative program that introduces students to the quantitative and computational approaches that are redefining all disciplines in the biological sciences, from molecular and cell biology, through genetics and physiology, to ecology and evolutionary biology. Students in this minor will learn research tools that apply mathematical and computational methods, increase their insight into the strengths and limitations of quantitative approaches, and develop the interdisciplinary perspective that is now the foundation of modern biological research and training.

The minor in Quantitative Biology and Bioinformatics is open to all undergraduates regardless of major and is sponsored by the College of Biological Sciences.

Restrictions. No more than two upper division courses from a single department may be offered in satisfaction of the minor requirements. Only one course used to satisfy a requirement for the minor may be applied toward a student’s major.

Minor Advisor. Consult the Biology Academic Success Center (BASC). 1023 Sciences Laboratory Building; 530-752-0410; http://basc.ucdavis.edu/

Quantitative Biology and Bioinformatics
Units: 18-24
Core Courses
8-12
Programming:
4
ECS 032A
Introduction to Programming (Active)
4
or
ECS 036A
Programming and Problem Solving (Active)
4
or
The equivalent.
 
The programming requirement may be satisfied by previous experience and therefore may not entail college course credit. Please see your minor advisor for this determination and its possible impact on your unit requirements for the minor.
 
Quantitative Biology:
4
BIS 132
Introduction to Dynamic Models in Modern Biology (Active)
4
or
MAT 124
Mathematical Biology (Active)
4
Bioinformatics:
4
ECS 124
Theory and Practice of Bioinformatics (Active)
4
ECS 129
Computational Structural Bioinformatics (Active)
4
Quantitative and Computational Preparation:
4
Choose one:
 
BIM 105
Probability and Statistics for Biomedical Engineers (Active)
4
ECS 130
Scientific Computation (Active)
4
MAT 128A
Numerical Analysis (Active)
4
MAT 128B
Numerical Analysis in Solution of Equations (Active)
4
MAT 128C
Numerical Analysis in Differential Equations (Active)
4
MAT 135A
Probability (Active)
4
STA 130A
Mathematical Statistics: Brief Course (Active)
4
STA 131A
Introduction to Probability Theory (Active)
4
STA 141A
Fundamentals of Statistical Data Science (Active)
4
Restricted Electives
6-8
Complete two or more from the following list to achieve a total of 18-24 units:
 
BIS 134
Systems Biology: From Biological Circuits to Biological Systems (Active)
2
BIS 180L
Genomics Laboratory (Active)
5
BIS 181
Comparative Genomics (Active)
3
BIS 183
Functional Genomics (Active)
3
BIM 102
Cellular Dynamics (Active)
4
BIM 117
Modeling Strategies for Biomedical Engineering (Active)
4
BIM 140
Protein Engineering (Active)
4
BIM 141
Cell and Tissue Mechanics (Active)
4
BIM 151
Mechanics of DNA (Active)
3
BIT 150
Applied Bioinformatics (Active)
4
ECS 165A
Database Systems (Active)
4
EVE 102
Population and Quantitative Genetics (Active)
4
EVE 103
Phylogeny, Speciation and Macroevolution (Active)
4
EVE 104
Community Ecology (Active)
4
EVE 175
Computational Genetics (Active)
3
MIC 105
Microbial Diversity (Active)
3
MCB 123
Behavior and Analysis of Enzyme and Receptor Systems (Active)
3
MCB 143
Cell and Molecular Biophysics (Active)
3
MCB 182
Principles of Genomics (Active)
3
NPB 166
Math Tools for Neuroscience (Active)
4
NPB 167
Computational Neuroscience (Active)
5
Choose one:
4
ESP 121
Population Ecology (Active)
4
WFC 122
Population Dynamics and Estimation (Active)
4
Total: 18-24