The Quantitative Biology Institute provides unique opportunities
for interdisciplinary graduate undergraduate education. Students with
undergraduate degrees in physics, mathematics or engineering who want
to pursue graduate studies in biology often lack the biological background
to be considered for admission by ordinary Biology departments. Students
with traditional Biology degrees who want to formally pursue more quantitative
interests in mathematics, physics, computer science, or engineering
face similar problems.
The Quantitative Biology Institute provides such students
an academic program that allows them to develop the necessary interdisciplinary
expertise. Students have the option of entering the Graduate programs
of individual participating departments, or entering the Individual
Interdisciplinary Program (IIP) at either the master's or doctoral
level. Students admitted into the IIP are able to tailor their course
of study to suit their individual interests.