Course 6-7 provides an interdepartmental curriculum involving rigorous training in both molecular biology and computer science. The 6-7 degree program is offered jointly by EECS and the Department of Biology, prepares students for careers in emerging areas at the interface of biology and engineering -- including pharmaceuticals, bioinformatics, and computational molecular biology.
Students who major in the new joint program may NOT also minor in Biology or in Biomedical Engineering (BME) because of the degree of overlap between these programs. By Institute rules, the new joint program may NOT be combined in a double major with a bachelors degree in EECS (6-2), CS (6-3), Mathematics with CS (18C), Biology (7), or BiologicalÂ Engineering (20). A double major combining the new joint program with other bachelors programsÂ may be appropriate for some students' interests. Students who complete the joint program are not eligible for the EECS Masters of Engineering Program unless they double majored in EE (6-1). Please note that the EECS and Biology Departments are actively working on defining a 6-7 M.Eng degree and hope to offer it by the time entering sophomores in Fall 2011 complete their undergraduate program.
Students will have two academic advisors, one from EECS and one from Biology. 6-7 students will be expected to meet with both advisors at least once each semester.