Major Field Requirements

The Major consists of a methodology core (6 courses: 23 units), a concentration area (min. 5 courses: 20 units), and a 4 unit Research and Research Communication course. The concentration and Research and Research Communication courses are selected in consultation with a faculty advisor and the program chair.

METHODOLOGY CORE

Required: Four subject areas as follows:

  1. One overview course: Computer Science M184 (same as C&S Bio M184 and Biomedical Engineering M184)
     
  2. One course in probability: Statistics 100A or Electrical Engineering 131A or Math 170A
    and
    one course in statistics: Statistics 100B

  3. One course in systems & signals: Electrical Engineering 102;
    and
    one course in feedback and control: Electrical Engineering 141 or Mechanical Aerospace Engineering 171A

  4. One course in biomodeling and computer simulation: C&S Bio CM186 (same as Computer Science CM186/CM286, Medicine M186 and Biomedical Engineering CM186/CM286

CONCENTRATION AREA ( 5 choices)

Designated Concentrations

  1. Systems Biology (25 or 32 units): MCDB 144 or 140 and Phy Sci 125 or MCDB 172 and Phy Sci 166 or EEB 170 or BME 102 and BME 103, and two additional courses selected from the Systems Biology Approved Course List

  2. Bioinformatics (25 or 32 units): (PIC 10B, PIC 10C) OR CS 32 and MCDB M140 or MCDB 144 and Phy Sci 125 or MCDB 172 and Chem C160A/CM260A, and Comp Sci CM124 and one additional course chosen from the Bioinformatics Approved Course List

  3. Neurosystems (22 units): NS M101A, M101B and 102 or EE 113 or Math 155 or NS M203 and two additional courses selected from the Neurosystems Approved Course List

  4. Biomedical Systems (20 units): BME CM102/CM202 and BME CM103/CM203 and Math 151A or EE 103 and two additional courses chosen from the Biomedical Systems Approved Course List.

  5. Computers & Biosystems (24 or 32units): (PIC 10B, PIC 10C) or CS 32 and Math 151A or EE 103 or CS 170A and CS 180 and MCDB M140 or MCDB 144 or Phy Sci 166 or BME CM102 or BME CM103 and 2 additional courses chosen from the Computers & Biosystems Approved List

 

 

THESIS RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES IN COMPUTATIONAL AND SYSTEMS BIOLOGY

(4 units). The Thesis Research Opportunities can be satisfied only by Gateway II course: C&S Bio M185, which should be taken in sophomore or (no later than ) junior year, following the 186 course in Fall.

THESIS RESEARCH AND RESEARCH COMMUNICATION IN COMPUTATIONAL AND SYSTEMS BIOLOGY

(4 units). The Thesis Research and Research Communication can be satisfied only by Capstone II course: C&S Bio CM187(old C&S Bio M186C), which should be taken in the junior and senior years following the completion of Capstone I, C&S Bio186.