- #1

- 7

- 0

## Main Question or Discussion Point

Hi, I just found this great forum and I am hoping to get some advice.

I am starting an ecology degree with the hope of, one day, getting into grad school. I don't know yet what type of research I would like to do but I want to keep the door to theoretical work open. As my math background is not yet well developed I don't have a clear understanding of the kind of math involved in theoretical ecology.

Assuming I continue to get solid marks in math courses, I am considering building a mathematics minors to accompany the ecology degree. A math minor at the school I am transferring to is 18 upper division credits of my choice. This is the list if anyone has specific recommendations https://courses.students.ubc.ca/cs/main?pname=subjarea&tname=subjareas&req=1&dept=MATH" [Broken] , general recommendations are great too!

I have seen a few other posts on mathematical biology on this forum but they seemed to concentrate on smaller scale biological issues. I am unsure as to whether the math involved is the same so I apologize if I am rehashing an old thread.

I know I need calculus I-III, linear algebra, and differential equations as fundamentals. The mathematical biology courses also appear to be no-brainers, but I am lost beyond that.

Any advice is appreciated, thanks!

I am starting an ecology degree with the hope of, one day, getting into grad school. I don't know yet what type of research I would like to do but I want to keep the door to theoretical work open. As my math background is not yet well developed I don't have a clear understanding of the kind of math involved in theoretical ecology.

Assuming I continue to get solid marks in math courses, I am considering building a mathematics minors to accompany the ecology degree. A math minor at the school I am transferring to is 18 upper division credits of my choice. This is the list if anyone has specific recommendations https://courses.students.ubc.ca/cs/main?pname=subjarea&tname=subjareas&req=1&dept=MATH" [Broken] , general recommendations are great too!

I have seen a few other posts on mathematical biology on this forum but they seemed to concentrate on smaller scale biological issues. I am unsure as to whether the math involved is the same so I apologize if I am rehashing an old thread.

I know I need calculus I-III, linear algebra, and differential equations as fundamentals. The mathematical biology courses also appear to be no-brainers, but I am lost beyond that.

Any advice is appreciated, thanks!

Last edited by a moderator: