University Catalog 2020-2021 
    Aug 07, 2022  
University Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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


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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