Life Sciences are becoming increasingly quantitative, analytical, and integrative. This program will train you in the fundamentals of biology - with a focus on molecular biology - and will give you the computational and mathematical skills needed to manage, analyze, and model large biological datasets.
The joint major in Computer Science and Biology provides you with an opportunity to learn the basics of both computer science and biology and to appreciate the intricacies involved in their joint application. The program trains you in the fundamentals of biology and gives you the appropriate computational and mathematical maturity to pursue a multidisciplinary career.
Two integrative features of the program are a three-credit joint independent studies course, and a one-credit seminar. Pursuing this unique program at McGill will offer you a solid training in two increasingly interconnected fields.