The Quantitative and Computational Biosciences program will bring you to the new frontiers of biomedical research where you will make discoveries and improve human health through quantitative modeling, advanced computing and data science.
Computational biology was a novel concept in 1992 when the QCB program started under its original name “Structural and Computational Biology and Molecular Biophysics.” The current name was adopted in 2017 to better communicate the growing scope of the program.
Our curriculum is designed to meet the specific needs of students with B.S. degrees in biology, mathematics, physics, chemistry, computer science, or engineering.
The overall philosophy of the course requirements is to prepare the students in both the specialized areas of research and in cell and molecular biology. Because our students come from a variety of academic backgrounds we design each student's curriculum based on their individual needs. Students are required to complete 30 didactic course hours with a grade of B or better.