This innovative program combines the problemsolving capabilities of Computer Science with the most advanced techniques of the life sciences, resulting in endless possibilities for improving health care. Courses in this multidisciplinary program include: ComputerIntegrated Surgery, Genetics, Computational Biology, Biochemistry, Physiology, Artificial Intelligence, and Software Development. This program is suitable for many careers, including medicine and medical research.
Program Requirements
The following are the requirements for the Biomedical Computing Specialization. This information is meant as a guide and is subject to change. The precise and uptodate requirements for Computing degrees can be found online in the University's Academic Calendar. In case of discrepancies, please notify the School's Curriculum Coordinator.
A halfyear/oneterm course is worth 3.0 units, while a fullyear/twoterm course is worth 6.0 units.
1. Core
Code  Title  Units 

A. Complete the following:  
CISC 121  Introduction to Computing Science I  3.0 
CISC 124  Introduction to Computing Science II  3.0 
B. Complete the following:  
BIOL 102  Fundamentals of Biology: Molecular and Cell Biology  3.0 
BIOL 103  Fundamentals of Biology: Organisms to Ecosystems  3.0 
C. Complete the following:  
CHEM 112  General Chemistry  6.0 
D. Select 6.0 units from the following:  6.0  
CISC 102 & MATH 112 
Discrete Mathematics for Computing l and Introduction to Linear Algebra 

CISC 102 & MATH 111 
Discrete Mathematics for Computing l and Linear Algebra 

MATH 110  Linear Algebra  
E. Select 6.0 units from the following:  6.0  
MATH 120  Differential and Integral Calculus  
MATH 121  Differential and Integral Calculus  
MATH 123  Differential and Integral Calculus I  
MATH 124  Differential and Integral Calculus II  
F. Select 3.0 units from the following:  3.0  
STAT 263  Introduction to Statistics  
STAT_Options  
G. Complete the following:  
CISC 203  Discrete Mathematics for Computing II  3.0 
CISC 204  Logic for Computing Science  3.0 
CISC 221  Computer Architecture  3.0 
CISC 223  Software Specifications  3.0 
CISC 235  Data Structures  3.0 
CISC 271  Linear Data Analysis  3.0 
H. Complete the following:  
BIOL 205  Mendelian and Molecular Genetics  3.0 
I. Complete the following:  
BCHM 218  Molecular Biology  3.0 
J. Complete the following:  
CISC 320  Fundamentals of Software Development  3.0 
CISC 330  ComputerIntegrated Surgery  3.0 
CISC 332  Database Management Systems  3.0 
CISC 352  Artificial Intelligence  3.0 
CISC 365  Algorithms I  3.0 
CISC 360  Programming Paradigms  3.0 
K. Select 3.0 units from the following:  
BIOL 334  Comparative Biochemistry  3.0 
BCHM 315  Proteins and Enzymes  3.0 
L. Complete the following:  
BIOL 331  Analytical Genomics  3.0 
M. Complete the following:  
CISC 471  Computational Biology  3.0 
CISC 472  Medical Informatics  3.0 
N. Complete the following:  
CISC 497  Social, Ethical and Legal Issues in Computing  3.0 
O. Select 3.0 units from the following:  
CISC 499  Advanced Undergraduate Project  
CISC 500  Undergraduate Thesis 
2. Option
Code  Title  Units 

A. Select 12.0 units from the following:  
BMCO_Options 
3. Elective Courses: 15.0 Units
Statistics Course List (STAT_Options)
Code  Title  Units 

BIOL 243  Introduction to Statistics  3.0 
CHEE 209  Analysis Of Process Data  3.5 
COMM 162  Managerial Statistics  3.0 
ECON 250  Introduction to Statistics  3.0 
GPHY 247  Introduction to Statistics  3.0 
KNPE 251  Introduction to Statistics  3.0 
NURS 323  Introduction to Statistics  3.0 
POLS 385  Introduction to Statistics  3.0 
PSYC 202  Statistics in Psychology  3.0 
SOCY 211  Introduction to Statistics  3.0 
STAM 200  Introduction to Statistics  3.0 
STAT 252  Introductory Applied Probability  3.0 
STAT 263  Introduction to Statistics  3.0 
STAT 367  Engineering Data Analysis  4.0 
CISC Substitutions Course List (CISC_Subs)
Code  Title  Units 

COMM 365  Advanced Business Decision Modeling  
ELEC 470  Computer System Architecture  
MATH 272  Applications of Numerical Methods  
MATH 337  Stochastic Models in Operations Research  
MATH 401  Graph Theory  
MATH 402  Enumerative Combinatorics  
MATH 434  Optimization Theory and Applications  
MATH 474  Information Theory 
Biomedical Computing Course List (BMCO_Options)
Code  Title  Units 

CHEM 281  General Organic Chemistry I (with Virtual Laboratory)  3.0 
CHEM 282  General Organic Chemistry II  3.0 
CHEM 285  General Organic Chemistry II (with Virtual Laboratory)  3.0 
PHGY 215  Principles of Mammalian Physiology l  3.0 
PHGY 216  Principles of Mammalian Physiology ll  3.0 
(ANAT; BIOL; BCHM; CANC; CISC; CISC_Subs; CRSS; DDHT; EPID; LISC; MBIO; MICR; PATH; PHAR; PHGY) at the 300 level or above 