Data Science Insitute
Center for Computational Molecular Biology

Undergraduate Program

About the Computational Biology Concentration

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
  • Applied Mathematics & Statistics 

Both programs require a senior capstone experience that pair students and faculty in creative research collaborations.

Become a Computational Biology Concentrator

  1. Fill out the application on ASK.
  2. Review the Computational Biology concentration requirements and complete the Program Plan in ASK. Work with your advisor and the CCMB Academic Programs Coordinator to ensure you are meeting the requirements. 

Comp Bio Honors Registration

In order to be considered a candidate for honors, students will be expected to maintain an outstanding record in concentration courses. In addition, students should take at least one semester, and are strongly encouraged to take 2 semesters, of reading and research with a CCMB faculty member or approved advisor to complete their research. Students must submit to a public defense of their theses to be presented in an open forum to the CCMB community scheduled in the latter half of April.


  • 1st Friday in October
    • submit the below form registering your honors thesis and advisor
    • submit a 1 page outline of your project including working title, and a few brief paragraphs describing the research project, the lab you will be working with, methodology you will be using, and your desired end goal for the project to
    • either your primary supervisor or the 2nd reader (or both) must be a current CCMB core or affiliate faculty member
  • 1st Friday in February
    • submit a short progress report regarding your research project to
    • include the name of the second reader (faculty member not your advisor)
  • 1st Friday in April
    • submit final draft of thesis project to
  • 3rd Week of April
    • Present your thesis project and findings in the Comp Bio Honors Thesis presentations, date will be circulated in Fall semester.

Complete the form