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 2000Foundations of 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 1750Biology II

5 credits

BIOL 2140Genetics

4 credits

BIOL 3020Molecular Biology of the Cell

3 credits

BIOL 4130/BIOL 8136Molecular Genetics

4 credits

Or

BIOL 4140/BIOL 8146Cellular Biology

4 credits

BIOL 4050Supervised Research in Biology

1 - 3 credits

 

Chemistry

CHEM 1140Fundamentals of College Chemistry

4 credits

CHEM 1144Fundamentals of College Chemistry 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

Students may substitute the pre-medicine sequence of Chemistry for the fundamentals track of Chemistry outlined in this major.

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 3110Information Technology Ethics

3 credits

CSCI 3320/CSCI 8325Data Structures

3 credits

Mathematics

MATH 1950Calculus I

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 advanced writing requirement can be fulfilled by completing a sequence of approved biology courses at UNO that incorporate discipline specific writing as part of their requirements. To satisfy the requirement for the advanced writing course students must complete BIOL 1450 and BIOL 1750, both BIOL 2140 and BIOL 3020 and two additional 3000/4000 level courses that are approved as meeting the writing requirement by the Department of Biology. For the bioinformatics major, the two additional approved 3000/4000 level courses will be BIOL 4130/4140 and BIOL 4050. Only courses taken at UNO and after January 1, 2010 can be applied to this requirement. Students not meeting the writing requirement through this sequence of courses will fulfill the writing requirement by completing BIOL 3150 - Writing and Communication in Biology.