(19 semester hours)


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.


A minimum 2.0 g.p.a. is required for all courses in this minor. Twenty semester hours beyond prerequisite courses in chemistry, math, and physics are required, and courses must be taken for a grade (not credit/no-credit). Students planning to take this minor should consult with the chief departmental adviser. This minor is not available to majors in Computer Science and Software Engineering.


Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering
205 Benton Hall