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Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Molecular Biology/Course 6-7

General Institute Requirements (GIRs) Subjects
Science Requirement 6
Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Requirement 8
Restricted Electives in Science and Technology (REST) Requirement [can be satisfied by 6.042, 18.03, or 18.06 in the Departmental Program] 2
Laboratory Requirement [can be satisfied by 7.02 in the Departmental Program] 1
Total GIR Subjects Required for SB Degree 17
Communication Requirement  
The program includes a Communication Requirement of 4 subjects:
2 subjects designated as Communication Intensive in Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (CI-H); and 2 subjects designated as Communication Intensive in the Major (CI-M).
 
PLUS Departmental Program Units
Subject names below are followed by credit units, and by prerequisites, if any (corequisites in italics).
Required Subjects 147-150
1. Mathematics and Introductory  
18.03 Differential Equations, 12, REST; Calculus II (GIR)
or
18.06 Linear Algebra, 12, REST; Calculus II (GIR)

6.01 Introduction to EECS I, 12, 1/2 LAB; Physics II (GIR)
6.042J Mathematics for Computer Science, 12, REST; Calculus I (GIR)

2. Chemistry  
5.12 Organic Chemistry I, 12, REST; Chemistry (GIR)

5.60 Thermodynamics and Kinetics, 12, REST; Calculus II (GIR), Chemistry (GIR)
or
7.10J Physical Chemistry of Biomolecular Systems, 12; Calculus II (GIR), Chemistry (GIR), Physics I (GIR), Physics II (GIR)
or
20.110J Thermodynamics of Biomolecular Systems, 12, REST; Calculus II (GIR), Chemistry (GIR)

3. Introductory Laboratory  
7.02J Introduction to Experimental Biology and Communication, 18, CI-M, LAB; Biology (GIR)
or
20.109 Laboratory Fundamentals in Biological Engineering, 15, LAB, CI-M; Biology (GIR), Chemistry (GIR), 6.00, 18.03, 20.110J

 
4. Foundational Subjects  
Three Computer Science subjects:  
6.005 Elements of Software Construction, 12; REST; 6.01, 6.042J
6.006 Introduction to Algorithms, 12; 6.01, 6.042J*
6.046J Design and Analysis of Algorithms, 12; 6.006*

Three Biological Science subjects:  
7.03 Genetics, 12, REST; Biology (GIR)
7.06 Cell Biology, 12; 7.03, 7.05

7.05 General Biochemistry, 12, REST; 5.12*
or
5.07J Biological Chemistry I, 12, REST; 5.12

5. Restricted Electives 24
One subject in Computational Biology:  
6.047 Computational Biology: Genomes, Networks, Evolution, 12; 6.006, 6.041, Biology (GIR)*  
6.503 Foundations of Algorithms and Computational Techniques in Systems Biology, 12; 6.046J*  
6.802 Computational Functional Genomics, 12; Biology (GIR), 6.041*  
7.36 Foundations of Computational and Systems Biology, 12; Biology (GIR)*

 
One subject in Biology:  
7.20J Human Physiology, 12; 7.05  
7.23 Immunology, 12; 7.03*  
7.27 Principles of Human Disease, 12; 7.03, 7.05, 7.06  
7.28 Molecular Biology, 12; 7.03, 7.05  
7.33J Evolutionary Biology: Concepts, Models, and Computation, 12; 7.03, 6.00*

 
5. Advanced Undergraduate Project 12
6.UAP and 6.UAT Undergraduate Advanced Project, 12; CI-M

 
Departmental Program Units That Also Satisfy the GIRs (36)
Unrestricted Electives 48
Total Units Beyond the GIRs Required for SB Degree 195-198
No subject can be counted both as part of the 17-subject GIRs and as part of the 198 units required beyond the GIRs. Every subject in the student's departmental program will count toward one or the other, but not both.
Notes
*Alternate prerequisites and corequisites are listed in the subject description. 
For an explanation of credit units, or hours, please refer to the online help in the MIT Subject Listing & Schedule, http://student.mit.edu/catalog/index.cgi.

 

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