Minor in Bioinformatics

Bioinformatics is a rapidly expanding interdisciplinary field focused on collecting, processing, and analyzing vast amounts of biological and biomedical data and has become an indispensable component of biomedical research. The Minor in Bioinformatics offers an opportunity for students majoring in other disciplines to acquire the foundations of the field and add in-demand skills to their portfolio.

Prerequisites (8 Hours)


CIST 1400Introduction to Computer Programming

3 credits

BIOL 1450Biology I

5 credits

Core Courses* (9 Hours)

BIOI 1000Introduction to Bioinformatics

3 credits

BIOI 2000Foundations of Bioinformatics

3 credits

BIOI 3000Applied Bioinformatics

3 credits

Elective Courses* (9 Hours)

BIOI 3500Advanced Bioinformatics Programming

3 credits

BIOI 4500Independent Study

1 - 3 credits

BIOL 4050Supervised Research in Biology

1 - 3 credits

BIOI 4860/BIOI 8866/BMI 8866Bioinformatics Algorithms

3 credits

BIOI 4870Database Search and Pattern Discovery in Bioinformatics

3 credits

BIOI 4890Computerized Genetic Sequence Analysis

3 credits

BIOI 4950Special Topics in Bioinformatics

3 credits

BIOI 4970Senior Project in Bioinformatics I

1 credit

BIOI 4980Senior Project in Bioinformatics II

2 credits

BIOL 2140Genetics

4 credits

BIOL 3020Molecular Biology of the Cell

3 credits

BIOL 4130/BIOL 8136Molecular Genetics

4 credits

BIOL 4140/BIOL 8146Cellular Biology

4 credits

CSCI 4150/CSCI 8156/MATH 8156/MATH 4150Graph Theory & Applications

3 credits

CSCI 4850/CSCI 8856Data Base Management Systems

3 credits

*Student are responsible for prerequisite courses and for prerequisites of core and elective classes

The number of combined credits from BIOI 4500 and BIOL 4050 cannot exceed 3.