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.
Required: Four subject areas as follows:
- One overview course: Computer Science M184 (same as C&S Bio M184
and Biomedical Engineering M184)
- One course in probability: Statistics 100A or Electrical Engineering
131A or Math 170A
one course in statistics: Statistics
- One course in systems & signals: Electrical Engineering 102;
one course in feedback and control: Electrical Engineering 141 or Mechanical
Aerospace Engineering 171A
- 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)
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
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
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
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.
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
(2 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.