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Course Requirements

Courses Required for the Major in Bioinformatics

This degree, designed in consultation with area bioinformatics specialists, includes courses in biology, genetics, calculus, statistics, discrete mathematics, computer programming, database design, search algorithms, as well as courses specifically designed for this Bioinformatics major.

Required Courses in Computer Science
CIS 160 Computer Science I (4 credits)
CIS 161 Computer Science II (4 credits)
CIS 250 Algorithms and Data Structures (4 credits)
CIS 330 Database Management Systems (3 credits)
CIS 355 Principles of Operating Systems (3 credits)
CIS 384/484 Internship  (3 credits)
CIS 495 Senior Project (Capstone Course) (3 credits)
Plus three electives chosen from the following:
CIS 310 Computer Architecture & Assembly Language (3 credits)
CIS 320 Systems Analysis and Design (3 credits)
CIS 340 Concepts of Telecommunications & Networking (34 credits)
CIS 350 Compiling Theory & Programming Languages (3 credits)
CIS 375 Software Engineering (3 credits)

Required Courses in Mathematics (19-21 Credit Hours)
MTH 120 Discrete Mathematics (3 credits)
MTH 125 Biostatistics (3 credits)
MTH 150 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I (4 credits)
MTH 325 Theory and Applications of Probability (3 credits)
Plus two of the following courses
MTH 151 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II (4 credits)
MTH 200 Linear Algebra (3 credits)
MTH 250 Calculus with Analytic Geometry III (4 credits)
MTH 300 Modeling and Numerical Approximation (3 credits)
MTH 315 Advanced Statistics (3 credits)
MTH 316 Non-Parametric Statistics (3 credits)
MTH 430 Algebraic Structures (3 credits)

Required Courses in Bioinformatics (9 credit hours)
BNF 200 Bioinformatics Programming Languages (3 credits)
BNF 210 Introduction to Bioinformatics (3 credits)
BNF 301 Advanced Bioinformatics (3 credits)

Required Courses in Biology (17 credit hours)
BIO 112 General Biology I with Lab (4 credits)
BIO 114 General Biology II with Lab (4 credits)
BIO 204 Modeling and Experimental Design (3 credits)
BIO 212 Genetics (3 credits)
BIO 318 Cell and Molecular Biology (3 credits)