Carnegie Mellon University

B.S. in Computational Biology
Four-year Sample Schedule

First Year

Fall

Units

03-121 Modern Biology 9
09-105 Introduction to Modern Chemistry 10
21-120 Differential and Integral Calculus 10
76-101 Interpretation and Argument 9
99-101
or
99-102
Computing Skills Workshop


3


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First Year

Spring

Units

09-106 Modern Chemistry II 10
15-112 Intermediate/Advanced Programming 10
21-122 Integration, Differential Equations and Approximation 10
33-111 Physics for Science Students I 12
xx-xxx Humanities, Social Sciences, or Fine Arts Elective 9
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Sophomore Year

Fall

Units

03-201 Undergraduate Colloquium 2
03-231 Biochemistry 9
09-217 Organic Chemistry I 9
15-150 Principles of Functional Programming

10

21-127 Concepts of Mathematics 9
xx-xxx Humanities, Social Science, or Fine Arts Elective** 9
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Sophomore Year

Spring

Units

03-240 Cell Biology 9
03-250 Introduction to Computational Biology 12
15-210 Parallel and Sequential Data Structures adn Algorithms 12
36-247 Stats for Lab Sciences 9
xx-xxx Humanities, Social Sciences, or Fine Arts Elective** 9
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Junior Year

Fall

Units

03-330 Genetics

9

03-342 Introduction to Biological Laboratory Practices 1
03-343 Experimental Genetics and Molecular Biology 12
03-511 Computational Molecular Biology and Genomics 9
xx-xxx Humanities, Social Science, or Fine Arts Elective** 9
xx-xxx Free Elective 9
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Junior Year

Spring

Units

15-251 Great Theoretical Ideas in Computer Science 12

21-260 or

21-241

Differential Equations or

Matrix Algebra

10
xx-xxx Humanities, Social Sciences, or Fine Arts Elective** 9
xx-xxx Free Elective 9
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Senior Year

Fall

Units

03-411 Topics in Research 1
03-3xx Advanced Biology Elective 9
15-451 Algorithm Design and Analysis 12
xx-xxx Free Elective 9
xx-xxx Humanities, Social Science, or Fine Arts Elective** 9
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Senior Year

Spring

Units

03-xxx, 

15-xxx, or

02-xxx

CompBio Elective 9
15-xxx Computing Elective* 9
xx-xxx Free Elective 9
xx-xxx Humanities, Social Sciences, or Fine Arts Elective** 9
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*Computing Elective may be 15-211 or higher.
**As defined by the Mellon College of Science's general education.