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Certificate in Quantitative Biology

The certificate in quantitative biology requires 28 credit hours including MATH/BIOLOGY 340 and MATH/BIOLOGY 494.  In addition to the two required courses, students must take at least 12 hours of courses in mathematics, statistics, or computer science of which at least 8 hours must be at the 300-level or above and at least 12 hours of life sciences courses of which at least 8 hours must be at the 300-level or above. A list of recommended courses is provided in the departments. The requirement for 300-level or above may include independent research credits.  However, no more than 4 hours of S, F graded coursework (including MATH/BIOLOGY 494 and 499) may count towards the 28 credits. No more than 7 out of the 28 credits may be transfer credits. Students must earn a cumulative GPA of 2.5 and no less than a C for graded courses used to fulfill the requirements of the certificate. A faculty coordinator shall be designated to oversee the certificate approval process.

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