6-7: Computer Science and Molecular Biology


Course 6-7 provides an interdepartmental curriculum involving rigorous training in both molecular biology and computer science. The 6-7 degree program which 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 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 Biological Engineering (20). A double major combining 6-7 with other bachelors programs may be appropriate for some students' interests. Students who complete the joint program may apply for the Master of Engineering Program for 6-7.  

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.