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Courses

QSB students fulfill their coursework requirements by taking one Quantitative Biology (QB) course, one Systems Biology (SB) course, and one Elective. All courses can serve as Electives. Students are also required to enroll in QSB 294 Responsible Conduct of Research (1 unit) and QSB 291 QSB Seminar Series (1 unit) during their first year. Additional course requirements for the MCB concentration can be found on the MCB page and EEB concentration requirements on the EEB page. Specific courses may be offered yearly, every other year, or less frequently. Please check with the Education Policy Chair for any questions.

Quantitative Biology (QB)

Code Name (Units)

  • QSB 214 Tissue Engineering Design (4)
  • QSB 222 Modeling Social Behavior (4)
  • QSB 227 Virology (3)
  • QSB 244 Phylogenetics: Speciation and Macroevolution (4)
  • QSB 246 Community Ecology (3)
  • QSB 247 Phylogenetic Comparative Methods (3)
  • QSB 251 Advanced Molecular Immunology (3)
  • QSB 256 Ecological Dynamics (3)
  • QSB 271 Advanced Neurobiology: Brain Dysfunction and Neurodegenerative Diseases (3)
  • QSB 275 Epigenetics & Gene Expression (3)
  • QSB 282 Bioinformatics (5)
  • QSB 285 Biostatistics (4)

Systems Biology (SB)

Code Name (Units)

  • QSB 200 Molecular Cell Biology (3)
  • QSB 211 Advanced Neurobiology: Development and Signaling (3)
  • QSB 212 Advanced Signal Transduction and Growth Control (4) 
  • QSB 248 Advanced Topics in Ecology and Evolution (3)
  • QSB 250 Developmental Biology (3)
  • QSB 253 Evolution and Development (3)
  • QSB 290 Systems Biology (3)

Electives

Code Name (Units)

  • QSB 201 Teaching and Learning in the Sciences (2)
  • QSB 202 Graduate Level Biochemistry (3)
  • QSB 210 Advanced Bio-thermodynamics, Bio-kinetics and Bio-transport (4)
  • QSB 218 Global Change Biology (3)
  • QSB 223 Human Parasitology (4)
  • QSB 230 Ecological Genetics (3)
  • QSB 245 Biogeography (3)
  • QSB 249 History, Philosophy, and Practice of Science (3)
  • QSB 254 Aquatic Plastic Pollution (3)
  • QSB 257 Evolutionary Dynamics (3)
  • QSB 261 Human Physiology (3)
  • QSB 296 Writing and Speaking Science (3)