Course Description

Mathematical Modeling for Biology, BIO 180

Statistical analysis and mathematical modeling skills for life scientists. The first half of this course is about building statistical models of complex data sets and the second half is about using population models to describe demographic change, ecosystems and epidemics. Extensive computer laboratories using the "R" statistical language.

Key Information

Credit: 6 quarter units / 4 semester units credit
UC Merced, Natural Sciences

Course Credit:

Upon successful completion, all online courses offered through cross-enrollment provide UC unit credit. Some courses are approved for GE, major preparation and/or, major credit or can be used as a substitute for a course at your campus.

If "unit credit" is listed by your campus, consult your department, academic adviser or Student Affairs division to inquire about the petition process for more than unit credit for the course.

UC Berkeley:
Unit Credit

UC Davis:
Unit Credit

UC Irvine:
Unit Credit

UC Los Angeles:
Unit Credit

UC Merced:
Major Requirement: Biological Sciences Major (all emphasis): BIO 180 is an elective option, please see your Adviser)

UC Riverside:
General Education: Elective Units

UC San Diego:
General Education: ERC - 1 course towards natural science requirement ; Warren - May be counted depending on major/PofC, Transfer students may use for UD noncontiguous GE depending on major, Seventh - 1 course towards Alternatives - Quantitative Reasoning; TMC 1 course toward upper division disciplinary breadth if noncontiguous to major; Muir: 1 course in a Natural Sciences theme in "Math and Statistics"
Major Requirement: Biology Elective credit for UCSD Biology Majors

UC San Francisco:
Unit Credit

UC Santa Barbara:
Major Requirement: Likely applicable as an UD Biology elective after petition.
Students who have already completed MCDB 172, EEMB 174 or EEMB 179 at UCSB are not eligible to receive credit for BIO 180 due to partial overlap in content.

UC Santa Cruz:
Unit Credit

Prerequisites

BIO 002 UG C- OR CHEM 111 UG C- OR BIO 101 UG C- AND MATH 012 UG C- OR APMB 4 OR MATH 022 UG C- OR MATH 030 UG C- AND MATH 018 UG C- OR BIO 018 UG C- OR APST 4 OR PSY 010 UG C- OR MATH 032 UG C-

Course Creators

Michael Colvin
Emily Reed
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