Genomics and Bioinformatics Minor

The primary objective of this minor is to train students in the genomics and bioinformatics, two new and emerging fields. Much of biological science and medicine are embracing genomic approaches to various questions of both basic and applied significance. It is expected that genomics will permeate much of clinical medicine within 5 years. Students will understand the general principles and applications underlying genomics and introduced to the basics of computer programming skills that are required to analyze genome-wide data and interpret the results.

Students wishing to earn a minor in genomics and bioinformatics must complete the following courses.
BIOL 1306 General Biology I*
BIOL 1106 General Biology I Laboratory*
BIOL 1307 General Biology II*
BIOL 1107 General Biology II Laboratory*
BIOL 3329 Genomics
BIOL 4306 Bioinformatics
BIOL 4106 Bioinformatics Laboratory
COSC 1336 Programming Fundamentals*
COSC 1337 Object-Oriented Paradigm*
COSC 2336 Data Structures and Algorithms

Courses marked with a * could be part of University core or a required course for some majors.