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Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science and Molecular Biology Course Requirements

Mathematics and Introductory (3 subjects)

• 18.03: Differential Equations or

18.06: Linear Algebra

• 6.01: Introduction to EECS I

• 6.042: Mathematics for Computer Science

Chemistry (2 subjects)

• 5.12: Organic Chemistry I

• 7.10: Physical Chemistry of Biomolecular Systems or

5.60: Thermodynamics and Kinetics or

20.110: Thermodynamics of Biomolecular Systems or

20.111: Physical Chemistry of Biomolecular Systems

Introductory Laboratory, CI-M#1 (1.5-equivalent subjects)

• 7.02: Introduction to Experimental Biology & Communication

Foundational Computer Science (3 subjects)

• 6.005: Elements of Software Construction

• 6.006: Introduction to Algorithms

• 6.046: Design and Analysis of Algorithms

Foundational Biological Science (3 subjects)

• 7.03: Genetics

• 7.05: General Biochemistry or

5.07: Biological Chemistry I

• 7.06: Cell Biology

Restricted Elective in Computational Biology (1 subject)

• 6.047: Computational Biology: Genomes, Networks, Evolution or

6.581: Foundations of Algorithms and Computational Techniques in Systems Biology or

6.874: Computational Functional Genomics or

6.877: Computational Evolutionary Biology or

7.36: Foundations of Computational and Systems Biology

Restricted Elective in Biology (1 subject)

• 7.20: Human Physiology or

7.23: Immunology or

7.27: Principles of Human Disease or

7.28: Molecular Biology or

7.33: Evolution (new subject motivated in part by anticipation of this program) or others from list.

Advanced Undergraduate Project, CI-M#2 (12 units)

• 6.AUP/6.UAT: Undergraduate Advanced Project

Total requirements beyond GIRs: 186 units (15.5 subjects) with 3 subjects overlapping GIRs.

Overlap of new program with EECS 6-3:

8/14 = 57%

Overlap of new program with Biology:

7.5/12 = 63%