Biomathematics uses advanced mathematics to solve medical and biological problems. This unique interdisciplinary field prepares graduates to tackle challenges in fields such as epidemiology, molecular biology, physiology and population biology. Professionals serve as bridges among biologists, mathematicians, computer scientists and others.
Why Biomathematics is in Demand:
- Employment of mathematicians is expected to grow much faster than average in the coming years. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
- Mathematics is one of the ten highest paying majors according to the National Bureau for Economic Research.
- The career options for trained mathematicians are extensive. Graduates are well-qualified to use their skills in research, business or other professional environments.
- Interdisciplinary study in math and biology qualifies graduates for a broad range of jobs.
Is it for me?
- Intrigued by both mathematics and science?
- Someone who loves to make connections and solve problems with sophisticated methods?
Five Reasons to Choose Scranton for Biomathematics (BS)
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Where will biomathematics take me?
Biomathematics graduates are well prepared to enter exciting careers or to pursue advanced study. Students find jobs in the areas of public health, environmental engineering, research and academics. Many pursue medical school or graduate degrees and/or Ph.D.’s in pharmacology, biochemistry, biostatistics and other fields.
The solid educational background and passion for their field of interest prepares Scranton biomathematics graduates for rewarding futures.
Top Graduate Schools
Recent biomathematics graduates have attended programs including:
- University of Arizona, Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering
- Virginia Tech, Ph.D., Genetics, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
- SUNY Upstate Medical University, M.D., Medicine
- Texas A&M, Ph.D., Cardiovascular Lymphatic Biology
- Texas A&M Biostatistics MPH
- Temple University School of Medicine, M.D., Medicine
- Cornell University, Ph.D., Biochemistry
- Georgetown University, M.S., Biostatistics
- Jefferson Medical College, M.D., Medicine
- Johns Hopkins University, M.S., Biostatistics
- Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, D.O., Medicine
- University of California, San Francisco, Ph.D., Biochemistry and Cell Biology
- University of Scranton, D.P.T., Physical Therapy
Just a few of the prestigious positions that University of Scranton Biomathematics majors have held:
- Albert Einstein School of Medicine, research coordinator and biostatistician
- Polk State College, professor
- Princeton University, associate research specialist
- Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, postdoctoral fellow
- Cardiovascular Research Foundation, biostatistician
- University of Vermont, research fellow
- Florida State University, research fellow
How Scranton Gives You a Competitive Edge
The Biomathematics program at Scranton is nationally known and respected. It is a unique program not offered at many universities. The interdisciplinary approach not only gives graduates an exceptional range of skills, but also opens their minds to broad areas of science. They are practiced in the kind of collaboration that is essential for success in today’s world.