Flexible and Extendable Scientific Undergraduate Experience

Gateway courses sharing a common language.


Mathematics and Statistics:

All students will take a minimum of two semesters of calculus, a semester of linear algebra and a semester of biostatistics. Students in the life sciences will have the choice of taking the calculus for life sciences sequence or two semesters of calculus for the physical sciences. Students in mathematics and statistics will be required take to two semesters of calculus for the physical sciences, since these are prerequisites for upper division courses in mathematics.

Life Sciences:

All students will take the first year of biology with laboratories (8 credits).

Introduction to Matlab, Maple and C - MATH151, MATH152, MATH158

One credit modules designed by Don Estep and Simon Tavener to provide introduction to these languages and for reinforcing basic calculus concepts.

Linear Algebra - MATH476

Instructor: Don Estep, Prof., Dept. of Mathematics, Simon Tavener, Prof., Dept. of Mathematics

Text: Matrix Analysis and Applied Linear Algebra by Carl D. Meyer

Course description: This course was designed by Don Estep, Jeff Sandelin (a PRIMES postdoc), and Megan Buzby (a PRIMES Trainee) to meet the needs of students in the life sciences. One third of the course is devoted to computational laboratory work involving ecology and biology models.