Interdisciplinary Tracks

As alternatives to the standard MCDB track, students can choose either the biotechnology, neurobiology or the quantitative biology tracks. The requirements for each of these interdisciplinary tracks differ somewhat from those of the standard major.

  Biotechnology Neurobiology Quantitative Biology

Prerequisites

BA: 6.0 Credits

BS: 9.5 Credits

Same as BA or BS Same as BA or BS Same as BA or BS

Core Courses

BA: 3.0 Credits

BS: 4.0 Credits

Same as BA or BS
PLUS*: MCDB 370
*While these are
required for the track,
they will be counted
as an elective for
the major

Same as BA or BS
PLUS*: MCDB 320
*While these are
required for the track,
they will be counted
as an elective for
the major
Same as BA or BS
PLUS*: MCDB 330
*While these are
required for the track,
they will be counted
as an elective for
the major

General Electives

1.0 Credits

Same as BA or BS
ADDITIONAL CHOICES:
BENG 351
BENG 352
BENG 410
BENG 435
CENG 210
CENG 411
CPSC 437
CPSC 445
CPSC 470
CPSC 475
MB&B 420
MB&B 443
Same as BA or BS
ADDITIONAL CHOICES:
BENG 410
CPSC 475
MCDB 240
MCDB 310
MCDB 315
MCDB 361
MCDB 415
MCDB 425
MCDB 430
MCDB 440
PSYC 200
PSYC 270
PSYC 320
PSYC 376
(Note: PSYC 110 is a prerequisite prerequisite for many PSYCH courses, but does NOT substitute as an elective for any track)
Same as BA or BS
ADDITIONAL CHOICES:
CENG 320
CPSC 475
CPSC 440
BENG 467/ENAS 567
MATH 246
MATH 251
MB&B 452
MB&B 320
MB&B 435
MB&B 523
MCDB 361
MCDB 461
PHYS 402

Special Electives

1.0 Credits

Same as BA or BS Same as BA or BS Same as BA or BS

Laboratories

BA: 0.5 Credits

BS: 1.0 Credits (or more)

(2 laboratory courses required for the BS)

Same as BA or BS
At least 1 Lab must be from MCDB 341L-345L. (BENG 355L or CENG 412L can substitute for 2 ½ credit labs with permission)
Same as BA or BS Same as BA or BS

Senior Requirements

BA: 0-1.0 Credits

BS: 2.0 Credits

BS INT: 4.0 Credits

Same as BA or BS Same as BA or BS Same as BA or BS