Symbiosis: An Integration of Biology, Math and Statistics at the Freshman Level: Walking Together Instead of on Opposite Sides of the Street

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SYMBIOSIS is a novel three-semester curriculum that teaches biology, statistics and mathematics in an integrated curriculum at the introductory level for freshmen. It was developed by faculty in the Departments of Biological Sciences and Mathematics and Statistics. We describe the goals, organization, and aims of this project and processes used to establish it and we discuss the pedagogical and cultural barriers between these disciplines that needed to be addressed.