Mathematical Biology Minor

The mathematical biology minor is aimed at students majoring in STEM fields outside of mathematics and provides them with an opportunity to enhance their quantitative and analytical expertise within their primary area of study. This minor is especially relevant to those preparing for careers in life sciences, such as public health, medical research and others. This interdisciplinary curriculum requires core math courses in linear algebra and differential equations and offers electives in biology, biomedical engineering and marine science.  

Minor Requirements (22 Hours)


Course Title Credits
Required Math Prerequisites: 1
MATH 141Calculus I4
MATH 142Calculus II4
MATH 241Vector Calculus3
Required Science Prerequisites: 28
Select two of the following:
Biological Principles I
Biological Principles I Laboratory
Biological Principles II
Biological Principles II Laboratory
The Ocean Environment
The Living Ocean
Other Requirements:3
Select one of the following:
Ecology and Evolution
Fundamental Genetics
Physical Oceanography
Total Credit Hours22

Fulfills Carolina Core ARP Requirement 


Fulfills Carolina Core SCI requirement.   

Biology majors must take BIOL 101, BIOL 101L, BIOL 102 and BIOL 102L. Marine Science majors must take MSCI 101 and MSCI 102.

Courses for the Minor (19 Hours)

Minor courses cannot be counted toward student's major

Linear Algebra (4 Hours)

Course Title Credits
Select one of the following:4
Applied Linear Algebra
Applied Linear Algebra Lab
Linear Algebra
Total Credit Hours4

Differential Equations (6 Hours)

Course Title Credits
Select two of the following:6
Elementary Differential Equations
Ordinary Differential Equations
Boundary Value Problems and Partial Differential Equations
Total Credit Hours6

Additional Courses (9 Hours)

Course Title Credits
Select three of the following:9
Ordinary Differential Equations ((if not selected above))
Boundary Value Problems and Partial Differential Equations ((if not selected above))
Population Genetics
Population Genetics
Evolutionary Biology
Fundamentals of Biomedical Systems
Cellular and Molecular Biology with Engineering Applications
Introduction to Biomechanics
Thermodynamics of Biomolecular Systems
Kinetics in Biomolecular Systems
Mathematical Modeling of Population Biology
Marine Hydrodynamics
Total Credit Hours9