Five College Consortium

Five College Biomathematical Sciences Program


Refinements to life science research technologies have led to an appreciation of the daunting complexities of biological phenomena. Sorting through potential mechanisms and patterns to develop testable hypotheses based on biological data requires collaboration with mathematicians, statisticians, and computer scientists.

While cutting edge life science research increasingly involves such collaborations, researchers are often stymied by the different languages of their disciplines. The goal of this program is to create educational structures that help Five College students become scientifically multilingual in fields of life and quantitative sciences by providing the means for each student to trace their own intentional pathway across the disciplines.

The Five College Certificate in Biomathematical Sciences is currently available to students at Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges.  But courses in the program are available to all students enrolled at one of the five campuses through the Five College Course Interchange.

Five College Biomathematical Sciences Program
Five Colleges, Incorporated
97 Spring St.
Amherst, MA 01002
(413) 542-4000

Five College Staff Liaison:

Nate TherienDirector for Academic Programs

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