As biology advances rapidly in quantitative research methods, the need for closely associated theoretical research increases. On numerous medical and medical science frontiers — such as genetics, molecular biology, oncology, pharmacology, neurosciences, and physiology — biomathematics is contributing both in its basic research and the development of specialized computer software to support investigation and healthcare. UCLA has one of the few departments in this relatively new, rapidly evolving field.
The Department of Biomathematics welcomes both undergraduate and graduate students in other majors to its courses in modeling, biomedical computing, and statistics. Premedical majors with mathematical/computer interests can receive early guidance toward an M.D./Ph.D. program in Biomathematics. The department also provides statistical and biomathematical training in the medical curriculum and postgraduate medical programs.
The Department of Biomathematics offers Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees in Biomathematics and the Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Clinical Research.