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Bachelor of Science in Computer Science - Concentration in Bioinformatics

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science - Concentration in Bioinformatics

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  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 48 months
The curriculum for the Bachelor of Science major in Computer Science is based on requirements specified by the Computer Science Accreditation Board (CSAB). The program is designed to provide an extensive background in computer science and is well suited for students considering graduate study or students planning to pursue careers in science or engineering. Bachelor of Science students must complete a 38-credit computer science component, supplemented by a mathematics component and a natural science component. Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary field of study combining aspects of Biology, Mathematics, and Computer Science. Undergraduates enrolled in degree programs in any one of these three disciplines can obtain the designation of a Concentration in Bioinformatics by completing the following courses: Core Requirements: •BIOL4200 Introduction to Bioinformatics •BIOL5240 Computational Foundations of Bioinformatics •MATH2226 Probability for Bioinformatics (students may also substitute MATH4426 Probability or BIOL2300 Biostatistics or BIOL2310 Biostatistics Honors) Elective Requirements: •Any one additional biology course at the level of BIOL2200 or above. BIOL2200 is recommended. Students with high school AP Biology may take BIOL3040 Cell Biology, BIOL3050 Genetics, BIOL3150 Intro to Genomics, BIOL4140 Microbiology, or BIOL4400 Molecular Biology instead. •Any three computer science courses at the level of CSCI1101 or above. CSCI1101 and CSCI1102 are recommended. Upper-level courses well-suited to the concentration include CSCI1127 Introduction to Scientific Computation, CSCI3345 Machine Learning, and CSCI3383 Algorithms.

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