Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BCB) Track in Statistics

Basic Requirements: 12 half-courses

  1. Required courses: Same as Basic Requirements, but must also include Statistics 115 and 171 among the seven statistics half-courses, and must include Life Sciences 1a and 1b. Life Sciences 1a and 1b may count for two related half-courses toward concentration requirements.

  2. Tutorial: Same as Basic Requirements.

  3. Thesis: None.

  4. General Examination: None.

  5. Other information:

    1. Related Courses for the BCB Track: It is recommended that the student focus on one of the following categories, and choose at least one course above the 100 level.

      1. Molecular and Cellular Biology: Molecular and Cellular Biology 52, 54, 56, and select one from Molecular and Cellular Biology 100, 111, 118, 140, 150

      2. Evolutionary Biology and Ecology: Organismic and Evolutionary Biology 53, 55, and select one from Organismic and Evolutionary Biology 125, 152, 181

      3. Mathematical, Physical, and Statistical Biology: Biophysics 101, 170; Mathematics 153; Biostatistics 244, 245, 280

      4. Computer Science and Statistics: Computer Science 50, 51; Statistics 131, 135, 139, 140, 149, 160

      5. Other relevant courses if approved by one of the co-directors of undergraduate studies.

    2. Pass/Fail: One half-course other than Statistics 110 and 111 may be taken Pass/Fail and counted for concentration credit.

    3. All courses taken for concentration credit must be approved by a co-director of undergraduate studies.

    4. Undergraduate Teacher Education Program: Concentrators may be eligible to obtain certification to teach in middle or secondary schools in Massachusetts and the forty-one states with which Massachusetts has reciprocity. See Chapter 2 for more information about UTEP.

The Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BCB) Track in Statistics
Requirements for Honors Eligibility: 14 half-courses plus thesis

  1. Required courses: Same as Basic Requirements with two additional half-courses, which may be related courses (see item 5a above for the BCB Track).

  2. Tutorial: Same as Basic Requirements.

  3. Thesis: Required. A substantial statistical analysis of a biological studies problem, a critical review of statistical methods in some biological areas, or the solution of an open statistical research problem in a biology-related area are equally acceptable. Students may enroll in Statistics 99hf while writing the thesis, but it is not required.

  4. General Examination: None.

  5. Other information: Same as Basic Requirements.