Bioinformatics Minor

Minor in Bioinformatics & Computational Biology

Required Lower Division Courses: (Prerequisites in parentheses) [units, if other than four, listed in square brackets]

  • Biol 100A Introduction to Biology [5] (Math 104A corequisite)
  • Biol 100B Introduction to Biology II (Biol 100A) [5]
  • CS 201 Introduction to Programming (Math 104B) [5]
  • CS 202 Introduction to Object Oriented Programming (CS 201) [5]

Required Statistics Course:

  • Biol 300 Biometrics (Biol 100A, 100B, 100C, Math 105)
  • Econ 209 Applied Business & Economics Statistics I (Math 091)
  • Math 270 Introduction to to Probability & Statistics (Math 208, 248)
  • Math 274 Introduction to to Statistics (Math 102)
  • Math 474 Theory of Probability (Math 209)

Required Upper Division Course:

  • BINF 400 Bioinformatics & Computational Biology (Biol 100A, CS 201) - offered Fall 2012

Electives: Select 8 units of upper division BINF courses. (With advisor approval, other courses may be used)

  • BINF 401 Maching Learning Applications in Molecular Biology (CS 202, BINF 400, Statistics course) [2] - offered Winter 2013
  • BINF 402 Phylogenomic Analysis (CS 201, BINF 400, Statistics course) [2] - offered Winter 2013
  • BINF 403 Process Estimation & Detection in Cellular Biology (CS 202, BINF 400, Statistics course) [2] - offered Spring 2013
  • BINF 450 Advanced Topics in Bioinformatics & Computational Biology (BINF 402 or BINF 403) [2] - offered Spring 2013

Recommended paths to earn the minor: (number of additional courses in brackets)

Biochemistry majors [6]
Biology majors [7]
Biophysics [7]
Chemistry majors [8]
Computer Information Systems majors [9-11]
Computer Science majors [6]
Electrical Engineering majors [8]
Mathematics majors [5 BS; 6-7 BA]
Microbiology majors [8]
Physics majors [7]
All other majors
[10-12]

 

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