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Quantitative Sciences Major


The  Bachelor of Science in Quantitative Sciences (Biology Track) allows students to pursue quantitative training while they study subjects in the natural sciences, social sciences, or humanities. This unique interdisciplinary approach enables you to learn quantitative theory and methods that apply directly to your academic and career interests—whatever they happen to be.

This degree program is managed by the Department of Quantitative Theory and Methods and not the Department of Biology.

Requirements & Checklist

The Quantitative Sciences Major (Biology Track) students choose from one of the following two tracks of study

  • Track 1:  Neurobiology
  • Track 2:  Population Biology, Ecology, & Evolution (PBEE)

This major will prepare you for:

  • Employment in data-oriented or quantitative fields
  • Becoming a "Type A" Data Scientist (data analyst)
  • Graduate school in business analytics, humanities, social sciences, or physical and natural sciences

Declaring a Major

You can declare a QTM major or minor any time after your first semester freshman year. The declaration form is online here. Once you declare online, you will need to schedule a declaration/initial advising appointment with QTM Program Coordinator Sadie Hannans.

QTM degree programs can be complex, so it is crucial to get advice starting from day one. Your declaration will not be processed until after you meet with the QTM Program Coordinator.

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Sadie Hannans
Program Coordinator
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