University Catalog 2020-2021 
    
    Jan 15, 2021  
University Catalog 2020-2021

Bioinformatics, B.S.


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For more information regarding the Core Curriculum, including 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


Junior Year


Senior Year


First Semester


Semester Hours: 12


Second Semester


Semester Hours: 12


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, BIOL 1230 )

BINF/CPSC/DTSC Elective: 3


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


Free Electives/Minor/Concentration: 15***


Total Hours: 120


*3 hours counted towards FOUNDATIONS/Quantitative Reasoning.

**3 hours counted towards EXPLORATIONS/Scientific Reasoning.

*** Bioinformatics majors are encouraged to to take CHEM 2220/2220D .

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