Bioinformatics, or the application of computational techniques to molecular biology problems, is a fast-growing field of significant importance in both academia and industry. Students completing a bioinformatics minor will gain the basic knowledge of biology and programming needed to work in this area, as well as an understanding of how computational techniques can be used to advance our knowledge of biology and the life sciences. (19 semester hours)
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A minimum 2.0 GPA is required for all courses in this minor. Students must declare the minor by completing a “Change of Major, Minor, Thematic Sequence” form in the BIO, MBI, or CSE office in order to get a transcript notation for the minor.
This minor is offered cooperatively by the Departments of Biology, Computer Science and Software Engineering, Microbiology, and Statistics.
Bioinformatics Steering Committee
Chun Liang, Biology | John Bailer, Statistics | Joe Carlin, Microbiology