48 months
52000 USD/year
52000 USD/year
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The mission of the Biomathematics major at Rhodes College is to educate students in the foundations of biology and applied mathematics, and to provide students with opportunities to conduct scientific research which addresses biologically driven questions by utilizing appropriate mathematical and computational theory.


What is Biomathematics?

The field of Biomathematics, sometimes also called mathematical or theoretical biology, is an interdisciplinary field of scientific research which aims to address questions which arise from biological systems using appropriate mathematical and computational theory. Biological systems and processes are typically represented as mathematical models whose behavior can be further analyzed and understood through theoretical and numerical examination using a variety of mathematical techniques and theories.

The types of biological systems that have been examined within the field of biomathematics are wide and varied including everything from the human genome to population level genetics, from cancer cells to ecologically invasive species, from the immune system to regional and global epidemics, and countless other applications. 

Though the use of mathematics has long been employed in the biological sciences, more recent research in biology (including the field of medicine) has increasingly become intertwined and dependent on mathematics and computation, in many cases driving innovation and development of new mathematical techniques and theories. 

To address some of the most significant biological questions of 21st century, the next generation of researchers will need strong backgrounds in both biology and mathematics, and the ability to translate between these two fields. The Biomathematics degree is offered at Rhodes College.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biology
  • Biological Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Biomathematics
  • Calculus

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The Common Application 
  • TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo English Test scores if English is not your native language. 
  • Certification of Finances
  • CSS PROFILE or International Student Financial Aid Application, if applying for financial aid
  • Official Secondary School (High School) Transcript 
  • Secondary School Report and Counselor Recommendation 
  • Letter of Recommendation from a High School Teacher 
  • SAT or ACT Score (Optional)
  • Mid-Year Report
  • Record your Elevator Pitch (Optional)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    52000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 52000 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    52000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 52000 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Memphis

955 - 1582 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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