Minors: Bioinformatics

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

MCB 3421; MCB 5472/EEB 5372; EEB 5348, EEB 5462; CSE 2102, 2300W, 3500, 3502, 3800, 4102, 4701

Group B: Data Banks / Statistics

STAT 2215Q, 3025Q, 3375Q and 3445 (Note: both courses must be taken to satisfy this group requirement); CSE 4701

Group C: Protein Structure / Biochemistry

MCB 2000, 3010, 3421, 4009, 5011

Group D: Genetics

MCB 2410, 3201, 3412, 3617; EEB 5348

MCB 3899, CSE 4095, and CSE 4099 can be counted towards the 15 credit requirement, if approved by a member of the bioinformatics oversight committee.

The minor is offered jointly by the School of Engineering and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. For the Bioinformatics minor, contact Dr. Ion Mandoiu or Dr. J. Peter Gogarten.

 

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