Faculty of Science
Mathematical skills are increasingly important in Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Engineering and Health. A degree in Mathematical Biology will provide you with knowledge and skills in biology and/or health, chemistry, mathematics, statistics, computing and computer science. Specific skills include experimental methods, data analysis, mathematical modelling, writing computer programs, using specific software applications, and the ability to translate mathematics to a biological question.
Questions in Mathematical Biology:
- How do tumors grow?
- Why do some infectious diseases persist even though there are effective vaccines against them?
- How do proteins fold into their correct biologically active shape?
- How are certain animal species affected by climate change?
- Can we provide sustainable environments for animals living in areas of industrial growth?
- How do plants spread?
- Why do fireflies blink in sync?
- Can we better understand migration and movement of birds and animals?
- Can we model how different animals get their spots or stripes?
You can get a Bachelor of Science Honours (BSc Hons) or Bachelor of Science Specialized Honours (BA Spec. Hons) degree in Mathematical Biology. An Honours Minor BSc in Mathematical Biology is also possible.
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