Bioinformatics | Academic Advising Handbook

The major in Bioinformatics is designed for students interested in molecular biology and genetics as well as information technologies and computer science. Students often begin with a strong interest in biology or with a stronger interest in computer science. 

Depending upon initial interest, two possible scenarios for the first two years are shown:

Scenario I | Start with Biology

First Year Schedule

Fall

  • MATH 122 or MATH 125 | College Algebra or Pre-Calculus | 4
  • CHEM 220 | General Chemistry I (f math 125 or higher) | 4
  • HUM 100 | First Year Seminar | 4
  • Core Electives | 4

Total: 16 Credits

Winter

  • Elective | 2

Spring

  • MATH 125| 4 OR MATH 207 | Statistics | 4
  • CHEM 230 | General Chemistry II | 4
  • BIOL 200 | 4 OR BIOL 201 | 4

Total: 16 Credits

Second Year Schedule

Fall

  • BIOL 200 | 4 OR BIOL 201 | 4
  • CS 150 | Intro to Computer Science | 4
  • CHEM 300 | Fund. of Organic Chemistry | 4
  • Electives | 4

Total: 16 Credits

Winter

  • Electives | 2

Spring

  • CS 250 | Intro to Computer Science II | 4
  • BIOL 312 or BIOL 313 | 4
  • Electives | 8

Total: 16 Credits

Scenario II | Start with Computer Science

First Year Schedule

Fall

  • MATH 125 | Pre-Calculus | 4
  • CS 150 | Intro to Computer Science | 4
  • HUM 100 | First Year Seminar | 4
  • Core Electives | 4

Total: 16 Credits

Winter

  • Electives | 2

Spring

  • MATH 207 | Statistics | 4
  • CS 250 | Intro to Computer Science II | 4
  • Core Electives | 8

Total: 16 Credits

Second Year Schedule

Fall

  • CHEM 220 | General Chemistry I | 4
  • CS 300 | Data Structures | 4
  • MATH 240 | Discrete Math | 4
  • Electives | 4

Total: 16 Credits

Winter

  • Electives | 2

Spring

  • CHEM 230 | General Chemistry II | 4
  • BIOL 200 | 4 OR BIOL 201 | 4
  • CS 380 | Algorithm Design and Analysis | 4
  • Elective | 4

Total: 16 Credits

Rev 2019