Subject: Biology
Credit units: 3
Offered: Either Term 1 or Term 2
Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours and 3 Practicum/Lab hours
College: Arts and Science
Department: Biology


Mathematical modeling is the art of mathematically analyzing a real-world problem and, applied to biology, informs both experimental design and outcomes. It is fast becoming a critical component of any biologist’s toolbox. This course, relying only on concepts from introductory calculus, will explore and develop a number of mathematical modeling tools in the context of biology, develop mathematical intuition into biological problems, and introduce a sophisticated mathematical software package to enable analysis.

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 120 or BIOL 121; and one of MATH 110, MATH 123, MATH 125 or MATH 164; and completion of 45 cu of university level courses.
Note: Students who have completed BIOL 398 Mathematical Modeling for Biologists may not complete this course for credit.

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