The IQ Biology PhD program is designed for students in life sciences, engineering, computer science, and applied mathematics who are interested in joining a network of interdisciplinary faculty and peers in academia and industry.
IQ Biology is a Graduate PhD Certificate through CU Boulder's BioFrontiers Institute. The certificate is earned in concordance with a CU Boulder degree-granting PhD program with a partner department. Students learn Interdisciplinary Quantitative skills, while also gaining in-depth knowledge of their field with one of our eleven partner departments.
Through the IQ Biology program, students learn the essential competencies demonstrated by knowledgeable, and well-rounded researchers who collaborate effectively across disciplines. These competencies are attained in a number of ways, including cross-departmental lab rotations, courses, interdisciplinary projects, outreach activities, and science engagement.