Bioinformatics Curriculum

Required courses for both tracks:

The Master of Science, Non-Thesis degree program can be completed through a Biotechnology or Computational track.

For detailed course descriptions and other information about the curriculum, see the University Catalog.

Required courses for both tracks:

BI765 Microarray Technology

3 credits

BI775 Proteomics

3 credits

BI780 Advanced Systems Analysis and Design for Bioinformatics

3 credits

BI785 Advanced Algorithms for Bioinformatics

3 credits

BI790 Project in Bioinformatics (two semesters)

8 credits

BI898 Graduate Seminar (two semesters)

2 credits

Required courses for Biotechnology Track:

BS764 Biotechnology

3 credits

BS765 Biotechnology Laboratory

2 credits

Required courses for Computational Track:

BI755 Advanced Probability for Bioinformatics (ST760 Special Topics in Statistics may be substituted for BI755 with approval of the program director in advance.)

3 credits

BI745 Molecular Evolution & Phylogenetics

3 credits

 

In addition, most students will need to take the senior undergraduate level "capstone" sequence in bioinformatics:

BI450 Bioinformatics I (Genomics)

3 credits

BI451 Bioinformatics II (Methods and Applications)

3 credits

Suggested Electives

BS860 Special Topics in Cell Biology and Biotechnology

2-3 credits

BI425 Bioinformatic Computing

3 credits

BI450 Bioinformatics I (Genomics)

3 credits

BI451 Bioinformatics II (Methods and Applications)

3 credits

BI725 Advanced Bioinformatic Computing

3 credits

BS752 Advanced Immunology

3 credits

BS761 Advanced Cell Biology

3 credits

BS860 Special Topics in Cell Biology and Biotechnology

2-3 credits

CH728 Advanced Biochemistry

3 credits

CH748 Computer-Aided Drug Design (CADD)

3 credits

ST704 Statistics for Research

3 credits

ST720 Regression Analysis

3 credits

Many other courses are appropriate to support the bioinformatics graduate degree and may be selected in consultation with the program director.