The field is widely defined and includes foundations in computer science, applied mathematics, statistics, biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, ecology, evolution, anatomy, neuroscience, and visualization.

Students may pursue a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science. Students pursuing the ScB have the option of electing a concentration in Computational Biology with one of three focus areas: Computer Sciences, Biological Sciences, or Applied Mathematics & Statistics. Both programs require a senior capstone experience that pairs students and faculty in creative research collaborations.

Student Goals

Students in this concentration will:

  • Develop a broad foundation in biological sciences, applied mathematics, and statistics
  • Understand the history and evolution of the study of the human genome
  • Acquire advanced computational skills
  • Learn how to formulate a scientific question related to statistical genomics
  • Collaborate with a faculty member on a research-based senior capstone experience


  • Applied Mathematics and Statistics
  • Biological Sciences
  • Computer Science

Department Undergraduate Group (DUG)

Student Leaders: Elliot Youth, Anina Hitt

Graduating Class

Class Year Total Students Capstones Completed Honors Graduates
2019 9 9 5


Director of Undergraduate Studies: Sorin Istrail