University General Education Requirements for the BSBI Degree (41 hours)

Fundamental Academic Skills (15 hours)

  • English & Writing (9 hours)

         All freshmen must take the English Diagnostic Test. Courses such as English 1050, 1090, and 1100 and orientation courses in other colleges or divisions may not be counted as part of the minimum of 131 credit hours in the degree program. For students testing into ENGL 1150, the nine-hour requirement is satisfied by completing ENGL1150, ENGL 1160, and CIST 3000. For students testing into ENGL 1160 on or after 25 August 2008, the nine-hour requirement is satisfied by completing ENGL1160, CIST 3000 and applying for retroactive credits for ENGL 1150. For students testing proficient on the English Diagnostic Test on or after 25 August 2008, the nine-hour requirement is satisfied by applying for retroactive credits for ENGL 1150 and ENGL 1160 and completing three hours of CIST 3000.

  • Public Speaking (3 hours) which can be fulfilled by SPCH 1110 or 2120
  • Mathematics (MATH 1310 – Intermediate Algebra 3 hours [May be able to test out])

Distribution Requirements (26 hours)

(that is listed in the major area)

  • (*)Natural  & Physical Sciences
  • (**)Humanities/ Fine Arts (9 hours from at least two different disciplines); and
  • (**)Social & Behavioral Sciences (9 hours from at least two different disciplines)

 Diversity (6 hours may be taken in the distribution requirement)

  • U. S. Diversity (**)
  • Global Diversity (**)

*The following 14 hours from the major requirement double- dip with general education requirements:

MATH 1310- 3 hours (Math 1950 replaces MATH 1310 university requirement)
• Natural Science – 8 hours (BIOL 1450 & BIOI 1000 apply towards major and natural sciences area.)
• Humanities –3 hours (CIST 3110 applies towards humanities and College of IS&T core)
 

Degree Requirements

Mathematics Requirements (13 credit hours)

MATH 1950Calculus I

5

MATH 1960Calculus II

5

MATH 2030Discrete Mathematics

3

Total Credit Hours:13

Bioinformatics Requirements (19 credit hours)

BIOI 1000Introduction to Bioinformatics

3

BIOI 3000Applied Bioinformatics

3

BIOI 3500Advanced Bioinformatics Programming

3

BIOL 4860/BIOL 8866Comparative Genomics

3

BIOI 4870Database Search and Pattern Discovery in Bioinformatics

3

BIOI 4960Seminar in Bioinformatics

1

BIOI 4970Senior Project in Bioinformatics I

1

BIOI 4980Senior Project in Bioinformatics II

2

Total Credit Hours:19

College of IS&T Requirements (27 credit hours)

CIST 1400Introduction to Computer Programming

3

CSCI 1620Introduction to Computer Science II

3

CIST 2500Introduction to Applied Statistics for IS&T.

3

CIST 3110IT Ethics

3 credits

CSCI 3320Data Structures

3

CSCI 3710Introduction to Digital Design and Computer Organization

3

CSCI 4830Introduction Software Engineering

3

CSCI 4850Data Base Management Systems

3

And

ISQA 4890Data Warehousing and Data Mining

3

Or

CSCI 4150Graph Theory & Applications

3

Total Credit Hours:0-27

Biology Requirements (16 credit hours)

BIOL 1450Biology I

5

BIOL 2140Genetics

4

BIOL 3020Molecular Biology of the Cell

3

And

BIOL 4130Molecular Genetics

4

Or

BIOL 4140Cellular Biology

4

Total Credit Hours:0-16

Chemistry Requirements (17 credit hours)

CHEM 1180General Chemistry I

3 credits

CHEM 1184General Chemistry I Laboratory

1

CHEM 1190General Chemistry II

3

CHEM 1194General Chemistry II Laboratory

1

CHEM 2210Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry

4

CHEM 2214Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry Laboratory

1

CHEM 3650Fundamentals of Biochemistry

3

CHEM 3654Fundamentals of Biochemistry Laboratory

1

Total Credit Hours:17

(*) BIOI majors taking courses in Chemistry and/or Biology maybe able to satisfy some major course requirements. Students are encouraged to consult an advisor.

(**)Students may apply these hours to satisfy humanities, social sciences and cultural diversity requirements (for selected courses).