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BS in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

Summary

Required credit hours in biological sciences 32
Required credit hours in chemistry, physics and mathematics and computer science 61
Senior project 3
Total required credit hours for Bachelor of Science degree 96

Required courses in biological sciences

  • BIO 200 Evolutionary Biology

  • BIO 201 Cell Biology

  • BIO 203 General Physiology

  • BIO 213 General Physiology Lab

  • BIO 205 Fundamentals of Biological Chemistry

  • BIO 215 Fundamentals of Biological Chemistry Lab

  • BIO 319 Genetics

  • BIO 329 Genetics Lab

  • BIO 400 Bioinformatics

  • BIO 519 Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, or
    BIO 608 Topics in Macromolecular Structure, or
    MCH 501 Drug Discovery Principles

Required courses in chemistry, physics, mathematics and computer science

  • CHE 101 General Chemistry, CHE 102 General Chemistry

  • CHE 201 Organic Chemistry, CHE 202 Organic Chemistry

  • MTH 141 Calculus I, MTH 142 Calculus II

  • MTH 309 Introduction to Linear Algebra

  • MTH 411 Probability or
    STA 301 Introduction to Probability

  • PHY 107 General Physics I, PHY 108/158 (lab) General Physics II

  • CSE 115 Introduction to Computer Science, CSE 116 Introduction to Computer Science

  • CSE 191 or MTH 191 Discrete Mathematics

  • CSE 250 Algorithms and Data Structures

Additional requirements

  • Senior Project (BIO 498 Undergraduate Research)

 

Possible timetable for completion of the BS degree in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (for students entering fall 2016 and after).

 

Possible timetable for completion of a BS degree in bioinformatics and computational biology (for students entering prior to fall 2016).
Freshman year Sophomore year Junior year Senior year
CHE 101-102 CHE 201-202 MTH 309 PHY 107-108/158
MTH 141-142 CSE 115-116 CSE 250 BIO 519 or BIO 608
BIO 200 (Fall) CSE/MTH 191 BIO 319 MTH 411 or STA 301
BIO 201 (Spring) BIO 203 BIO 329 (lab) Senior Project
BIO 213 (lab) BIO 400
BIO 205 CSE 191
BIO 215 (lab)