Bioinformatics is a new field of science that results from the application of information sciences to biology. Its goals are to facilitate data storage and retrieval, and the extraction of useful information from biological data.
Students wishing a minor in Bioinformatics must take at least 15 credits of the following courses, including at least one course from each of the following four groups. A single course cannot fulfill more than one group requirement. Courses used to satisfy requirements for the student’s major may be used to satisfy group requirements but may not be used towards the 15 credits for the Bioinformatics minor.
Group A: Bio-Computing / Computer Science
Group B: Data Banks / Statistics
Group C: Protein Structure / Biochemistry
Group D: Genetics