• Total units 48 Units
  • Areas of interest Bioinformatics
  • Major code QBIO-MAJ
  • Academic career Undergraduate
Quantitiative Biology Major

Quantitative analysis is becoming an increasingly important component of biological research as a result of technological developments, which generate unprecedented amounts of biological data.  Recent trends in the way biological research is done have generated rapid growth in the fields of bioinformatics, biostatistics and mathematical modelling of biological systems.  This major is designed for students who wish to continue to postgraduate research in one of these areas.  

This major will equip students with appropriate skills in mathematics to complement a solid foundation in biology.  It is intended to be accompanied by further studies in mathematics, biology, statistics, or computer science.

Back to the top


This major requires the completion of 48 units, which must consist of:

42 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

BIOL1003 Biology 1: Evolution, Ecology and Genetics

BIOL2151 Introductory Genetics

BIOL3157 Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics

MATH2307  Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

MATH3353  Advanced Mathematical Bioinformatics

MATH3511  Scientific Computing

STAT2001  Introductory Mathematical Statistics


6 units from completion of courses from the following list:

MATH1013 Mathematics and Applications 1

MATH1115 Advanced Mathematics and Applications 1

Back to the top

Responsible Officer: Registrar, Student Administration / Page Contact: Website Administrator / Frequently Asked Questions