Jan 29, 2023  
Academic Catalog 2021-2022 
Academic Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bioinformatics, BS

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Bioinformatics is the science of storing, extracting, organizing, analyzing, interpreting and using information. The approaches to the discipline of bioinformatics incorporate expertise from the biological sciences, computer science and mathematics. The major in bioinformatics is designed for students interested in molecular biology and genetics, information technologies and computer science. Bioinformaticists are involved in the analysis of the human genome, identification of targets for drug discovery, development of new algorithms and analysis methods, the study of structural and functional relationships, and molecular evolution.

Program Learning Outcomes

In successfully completing a major in bioinformatics, students must demonstrate:

  • knowledge and awareness of the basic principles and concepts of biology, computer science and mathematics
  • the ability to apply existing software effectively to extract information from large databases and to use this information in computer modeling
  • problem-solving skills, including the ability to develop new algorithms and analysis methods
  • understanding of the intersection of life and information sciences, the core of shared concepts, language and skills the ability to speak the language of structure-function relationships, information theory, gene expression, and database query

Major Requirements: 58 Credits

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