Bachelor of Science in Bioinformatics

The Bachelor of Science in bioinformatics degree requires a minimum of 120 credit hours for its completion.  Required courses are below. 

The required courses are:

 

Bioinformatics

BIOI 1000Introduction to Bioinformatics

3 credits

BIOI 3000Applied Bioinformatics

3 credits

BIOI 3500Advanced Bioinformatics Programming

3 credits

BIOI 4860/BIOI 8866/BMI 8866Bioinformatics Algorithms

3 credits

BIOI 4870Database Search and Pattern Discovery in Bioinformatics

3 credits

Biology

BIOL 1450Biology I

5 credits

BIOL 2140Genetics

4 credits

BIOL 3020Molecular Biology of the Cell

3 credits

Or

BIOL 4130/BIOL 8136Molecular Genetics

4 credits

BIOL 4030Special Topics in Biology

1 - 3 credits

BIOL 4050Supervised Research in Biology

1 - 3 credits

 

Chemistry

CHEM 1180General Chemistry I

3 credits

CHEM 1184General Chemistry I Laboratory

1 credit

CHEM 1190General Chemistry II

3 credits

CHEM 1194General Chemistry II Laboratory

1 credit

CHEM 2210Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry

4 credits

CHEM 2214Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry Laboratory

1 credit

CHEM 3650Fundamentals of Biochemistry

3 credits

CHEM 3654Fundamentals of Biochemistry Laboratory

1 credit

Computer Science

CIST 1400Introduction to Computer Programming

3 credits

CSCI 1620Introduction to Computer Science II

3 credits

CIST 2500Introduction to Applied Statistics for IS&T

3 credits

CIST 3000Advanced Composition for IS & T

3 credits

Or

BIOL 3150Writing and Communication in the Biological Sciences

3 credits

CIST 3110Information Technology Ethics

3 credits

CSCI 3320/CSCI 8325Data Structures

3 credits

Mathematics

MATH 1950Calculus I

5 credits

MATH 1960Calculus II

5 credits

MATH 2030Discrete Mathematics

3 credits

Advanced Writing Course

All students are required to take an advanced writing course within their major.   For the bioinformatics major, the recommended advanced writing course is: 

BIOL 3150Writing and Communication in the Biological Sciences

3 credits

However, this requirement can also be fulfilled by any another college-approved advanced writing course.