# Biology and Mathematics, BS

In the BS, combined biology and mathematics degree program, science courses lay the groundwork for strong basic training in mathematics, chemistry, and physics that are relevant to biology. In biology courses, students broadly explore the organization and processes of life—from molecules and cells through organs and organ systems to populations, ecosystems, and evolution. In mathematics courses, students pursue mathematical reasoning, differential equations, and linear algebra, as well as statistics and probability. The fields of biology and mathematics are integrated in a range of course offerings including bioinformatics, applied statistics, advanced genomics, and biological imaging.

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified and complete any additional courses needed beyond specific college and major requirements to satisfy graduation credit requirements.

## University-Wide Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the University-Wide Requirements.

## NUpath Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

## Biology Requirements

Code | Title | Hours |
---|---|---|

Introduction to College | ||

BIOL 1000 | Biology at Northeastern | 1 |

or MATH 1000 | Mathematics at Northeastern | |

Biology | ||

Foundations | ||

BIOL 1107 and BIOL 1108 | Foundations of Biology and Lab for BIOL 1107 | 5 |

Inquiries | ||

BIOL 2299 | Inquiries in Biological Sciences | 4 |

Genetics | ||

BIOL 2301 and BIOL 2302 | Genetics and Molecular Biology and Lab for BIOL 2301 | 5 |

Project Lab | ||

BIOL 2309 | Biology Project Lab | 4 |

Chemistry | ||

General Chemistry | ||

CHEM 1161 and CHEM 1162 and CHEM 1163 | General Chemistry for the Biological Sciences and Lab for CHEM 1161 and Recitation for CHEM 1161 | 5 |

Organic Chemistry | ||

CHEM 2311 and CHEM 2312 | Organic Chemistry 1 and Lab for CHEM 2311 | 5 |

CHEM 2313 and CHEM 2314 | Organic Chemistry 2 and Lab for CHEM 2313 | 5 |

Biochemistry | ||

BIOL 3611 and BIOL 3612 | Biochemistry and Lab for BIOL 3611 | 5 |

Organismal and Population Biology Elective | ||

Complete one of the following: | 4-5 | |

Microbiology and Lab for BIOL 2321 | ||

Human Parasitology | ||

Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy | ||

Ecology and Lab for EEMB 2302 | ||

Introduction to Evolution | ||

Invertebrate Zoology and Lab for EEMB 2616 | ||

Marine Biology and Lab for EEMB 2700 |

## Mathematics Requirements

Code | Title | Hours |
---|---|---|

Calculus 1 | ||

MATH 1341 | Calculus 1 for Science and Engineering | 4 |

or MATH 1251 | Calculus and Differential Equations for Biology 1 | |

Calculus 2 and Calculus 3 | ||

MATH 1342 | Calculus 2 for Science and Engineering | 4 |

or MATH 1252 | Calculus and Differential Equations for Biology 2 | |

MATH 2321 | Calculus 3 for Science and Engineering | 4 |

Physics | ||

PHYS 1161 and PHYS 1162 | Physics 1 and Lab for PHYS 1161 | 5 |

Required Mathematics Courses | ||

MATH 1365 | Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning | 4 |

MATH 2341 | Differential Equations and Linear Algebra for Engineering | 4 |

MATH 3081 | Probability and Statistics | 4 |

Mathematics Electives | ||

Complete three of the following: | 12 | |

Linear Algebra | ||

MATH 3001 to MATH 4899 |

## Additional Requirements

Code | Title | Hours |
---|---|---|

Experiential Learning Introduction | ||

EESC 2000 | Professional Development for Co-op | 1 |

MATH 3000 | Co-op and Experiential Learning Reflection Seminar 1 | 1 |

Capstone | ||

Complete one of the following: | 4 | |

Biology Capstone | ||

Research Capstone | ||

Applied Mathematics Capstone | ||

Introduction to Mathematical Methods and Modeling | ||

Biology/Mathematics Integrative Courses | ||

Complete two of the following: | 8-10 | |

Fundamentals of Computer Science 1 and Lab for CS 2500 | ||

Fundamentals of Computer Science 2 and Lab for CS 2510 | ||

Neurobiology | ||

Advanced Microbiology | ||

Biological Imaging | ||

Advanced Genomics | ||

Statistics and Stochastic Processes | ||

Applied Statistics | ||

Bioinformatics Computational Methods 1 | ||

Bioinformatics Computational Methods 2 | ||

Intermediate or Advanced Science | ||

Complete one course from the following: | 4 | |

BIOL 2301 to BIOL 5999 | ||

CHEM 2311 to CHEM 5999 | ||

EEMB 2290 to EEMB 5999 | ||

ENVR 2310 to ENVR 5999 | ||

MATH 2280 to MATH 5999 | ||

PHYS 2303 to PHYS 5999 | ||

PSYC 2290 to PSYC 5999 | ||

Writing Requirement | ||

ENGW 3307 | Advanced Writing in the Sciences | 4 |

## Biology and Mathematics Combined-Major Credit/GPA Requirements

Complete 93 semester hours in the major with a cumulative GPA of 2.000.

## Program Requirements

143 total semester hours required