Suggested Degree Pathway for Mathematics - Bioinformatics Option

For students who entered fall 2013 to spring 2015.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
MATH.1310 Calculus I
4
COMP.1010
Computing I
4
CHEM.1210
Chemistry I
3
CHEM.1230L
Chemistry I Lab 1
ENGL.1010 (Gen Ed) College Writing I
3
Total 15

Spring Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
MATH.1320 Calculus II 4
COMP.1020
Computing II
4
CHEM.1220
Chemistry II
3
CHEM.1240L
Chemistry II Lab
1
ENGL.1020
(Gen Ed) College Writing II
3
Total 15

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
MATH.2310
Calculus III 4
MATH.2210
Linear Algebra I 3
COMP.2010
Computing III
4
BIOL.1110
Principles of Biology I
3
BIOL.1130L Principles of Biology I Lab 1
Total 15

Spring Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
MATH.23xx
Differential Equations
3
MATH.2220
Linear Algebra II
3
BIOL.1120
Principles of Biology II 3
BIOL.1140L
Principles of Biology II Lab 1
xxxx.xxxx
(Gen Ed) AH
3
xxxx.xxxx (Gen. Ed.) SS 3
Total 16

Junior Year

Fall Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
MATH.3210
Discrete Structures I
3
MATH.xxxx
Prob/Statistics
3
xxxx.xxxx
(Gen Ed) AH
3
xxxx.xxxx
(Gen. Ed.) SS
3
ENGL.xxxx
Writing requirement
3
Total 15

Spring Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
MATH.3220
Discrete Structures II 3
MATH.3620
Numerical Analysis I
3
MATH.3750
Senior Seminar I
1
xxxx.xxxx
(Gen Ed) SS
3
COMP.3010 Org. of Programming Lang. 3
xxxx.xxxx (Gen Ed) AH 3
Total 16

Senior Year

Fall Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
MATH.xxxx
Math Elective
3
MATH.4750
Senior Seminar II
3
MATH.xxxx Analysis I
3
xxxx.xxxx Bio/Chem Elective 
3
xxxx.xxxx Free Elective
3
Total 15

Spring Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
MATH.xxxx
Analysis II
3
COMP.4040
Analysis of Algorithms
3
xxxx.xxxx Bio/Chem Elective 
3
xxxx.xxxx Free Elective
3
xxxx.xxxx Free Elective
3
Total 15
Total Minimum Credits = 120, Credits Science = 74; GPA Math = 2.0, Overall = 2.0.


Consult the General Education website for General Education requirements. 

Current UMass Lowell students should use their Advisement Report in SIS. If you need assistance, please contact your advisor.

Course selections are subject to restrictions.

Mathematics Requirements

Calculus MATH.1310 or (MATH.1280 and MATH.1290), MATH.1320 and MATH.2310
Linear Algebra MATH.2210 and MATH.2220
Differential Equations one of MATH.2340, MATH.2360
Discrete Structures one of MATH.3210 or MATH.3220
Analysis I one of MATH.4030, MATH.4110, MATH.5010, MATH.5030
Analysis II one of MATH.3010, MATH.4030, MATH.4110, MATH.4130, MATH.4200, MATH.4210, MATH.4500
Probability & Statistics one of MATH.3850, MATH.3860, MATH.4860
Senior Seminar MATH.3750 and MATH.4750
Math Electives One mathematics courses at the 3000 level or higher (except MATH.3630)
Concentration Requirement MATH.3620
Note: None of the above courses can be used to satisfy two different requirements. MATH.3050 and MATH.5030 cannot both be used to satisfy the two-courses Analysis requirement.

The following courses cannot be used as Electives:

  • MATH.1110 Quantitative Reasoning
  • MATH.1210 Management Precalculus 
  • MATH.1220 Management Calculus
  • MATH.1270 Preparation for Calculus
  • MATH.1510 Explorations in Math
  • MATH.2830 Introduction to Statistics 
  • MATH.3630 Intro to Data Analysis

No more than 60 Math credits can be counted toward the degree. 

Computer Science Requirement

COMP.1010, COMP.1020, COMP.2010, COMP.3010, COMP.4040.

Science Requirements

CHEM.1210, CHEM.1220, CHEM.1230, CHEM.1240, BIOL.1110, BIOL.1120, BIOL.1130, BIOL.1140 plus two biology or chemistry electives

Writing Requirement

ENGL.2290 (Essay Writing for Non-English Majors). If a student has completed other courses with substantial writing requirements, he/she can petition to have that work satisfy the mathematics writing requirement.

Students with a joint major in Computer Science should take ENGL.2200 (Oral and Written Communication for CS Majors) rather than ENGL.2290.

General Education Electives (must include at least 6 courses)

3 in Arts & Humanities (AH) and 3 in Social Sciences (SS); one course must satisfy the Diversity (D) requirement and one the Ethics (E) requirement. No more than two courses from a single department can be used to satisfy these Gen Ed requirements. Math/Science Gen ED requirements are fulfilled by the major’s courses.

Computer Science Minor

Successful completion of an appropriate CS course as a free elective satisfies the requirements for a Minor in Computer Science.

Computer Science Major

Successful completion of appropriate Computer Science Courses as free electives will satisfy the requirements for a Major in Computer Science. CS majors must take a course in Ethics in Computer Science.

Advice to Students

Any deviations from this sample program of study require permission of the Mathematics Undergraduate Coordinator or Department Chair. To receive written permission, use an Academic Petition form and keep a copy for your own files.

Bachelor of Science Requirements

A minimum of 74 credits and 20 courses from the offerings of science and mathematics; four science lecture courses with co-requisite labs, including a two semester sequence in a department other than Mathematics—COMP.1010 (Computing I), COMP.1020 (Computing II), MATH.2310/2320 (Calculus III & Math Lab I) and MATH.2360 (Engineering Diff. Eqns) qualify.

Restriction on off-campus study:

Be advised that any course taken at another institution must be formally approved prior to enrollment. See the catalog policy for details.

Last Updated: 10/17/2017