University Catalog 2018-2019 
    
    Feb 18, 2019  
University Catalog 2018-2019

Bioinformatics, B.S.


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For a list of courses that satisfy core curriculum requirements, click here:  The Core Curriculum .

A joint degree by the Biology Department and the Physics and Computer Science Department, this program provides students with a solid foundation in chemistry, biology, computer science, mathematics, and statistics. Students are trained in using computers to analyze, organize, and visualize biological data in ways that increase the understanding of this data and lead to new discoveries. Graduates are well-qualified for many rewarding careers, including those in bioinformatics software development, biomedical research, biotechnology, comparative genomics, genomics, molecular imaging, pharmaceutical research and development, proteomics, and vaccine development.

Freshman Year


Sophomore Year


First Semester


Semester Hours: 13


Semester Hours: 16


Junior Year


Senior Year


First Semester


Semester Hours: 14


Second Semester


Semester Hours: 14


Summary: B.S. Program in Bioinformatics


Foundations: 13


Explorations: 21


  • African American Heritage and Legacies (3)

  • Creative Expression and Engagement (3)

  • The Examined Life (3)

  • Faith and Society (3)

  • Human Behavior (3)

  • The Human Past (3)

  • Scientific Reasoning (3)

BINF/CPSC/DTSC Elective: 3


BINF/CPSC/DTSC/CHEM/BIOL Elective: 3


Free Electives/Minor/Concentration: 20


Total Hours: 120


*3 hours of Core for Quantitative Reasoning are also included under Math.

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