The minor provides a focused study of bioinformatics to supplement a student’s major program of study and prepares students for a profession, career, or academic pursuit in which biomedical computing is an integral part but is not the primary focus. The Bioinformatics minor contributes to students’ competence in computing applied to biomedical problems and data, as well as exposing them to the fundamentals of the life sciences from a computer science perspective. The minor allows students sufficient flexibility to pursue courses that complement their major field or address specific interests.
Students who complete the minor requirements will be able to do the following: synthesize computer science, quantitative methods, and biological science; understand the synergistic set of reciprocal influences between life and computational sciences and technologies; discuss biomedical computing problems and corresponding computer science perspectives; and employ principles, methods, and technologies fundamental to biomedical computing.
|A. Complete all of the following:|
|I&C SCI 31||Introduction to Programming|
|I&C SCI 32||Programming with Software Libraries|
|I&C SCI 33||Intermediate Programming|
|BIO SCI 93||From DNA to Organisms|
|COMPSCI 184A||Artificial Intelligence in Biology and Medicine|
|BIO SCI M123/COMPSCI 183||Introduction to Computational Biology|
|COMPSCI 184C||Computational Systems Biology|
NOTE: A maximum of two courses may be taken Pass/Not Pass toward a minor. Bren School majors should refer to the Majors/Minors Restrictions Catalogue section before attempting to minor in Bionformatics. Students who are considering a major in Computer Science or Computer Science and Engineering must complete the major requirements for a letter grade. Visit the ICS Student Affairs Office website for Majors and Minors restrictions