Jun 01, 2023  
USC Catalogue 2020-2021 
USC Catalogue 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOGUE]

Quantitative Biology (BS)

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The Department of Biological Sciences offers a Quantitative Biology (QBIO) program to outstanding students who are either already pursuing studies for the BS degree in Biological Sciences or will be directly admitted into the QBIO major. This program allows biology students to achieve a fuller background in the quantitative sciences such as computer science and statistics that are essential for modern data-driven biological science. The students will take an introductory seminar, participate in undergraduate research and write an honors thesis. This program will have the designation on the transcript of Bachelor of Science in Quantitative Biology.

The general education, writing, language and diversity requirements for a USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences degree are applicable.

Core Courses (30 units)

Students must complete the following courses:

Choose one of the following capstone courses: (4 units)

Research Experience (6 units)

Students are required to enroll in a total of 6 units of directed research in a lab approved by the Quantitative Biology Executive Committee or assigned faculty adviser.  Students may choose from any of the courses listed below, however, students in the honors program will enroll in both QBIO 493 and QBIO 494.

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