Dive deep into big data within biological science. Our rigorous curriculum will prepare you for a career in data-intensive biological sciences. And what you learn here is just what you need to stand out as you prepare for graduate school. You'll examine computational and mathematical modeling, simulation, and more. Our accomplished, accessible faculty will guide you along the way.
General education hours required (38)
(Mathematics and physical science requirements satisfied by the major)
Specific courses required:
- BY 1134 - Principles of Biology: Cell and Genetics *
- BY 1144 - Principles of Biology: Diversity and Ecology
- BY 2114 - Cell Biology
- BY 3114 - Genetics
- BY 4014 - Molecular Biology
- BY 4802 - Capstone Course
- CS 1122 - Introduction to Computer Science *
- CS 1213 - Introduction to Computer Programming
- CS 1233 - Object-Oriented System Design and Programming
- CS 2223 - Mathematical Structures for Computer Science
- CS 2233 - Data Structures and Algorithms
- CS 2243 - Database Management Systems
- CS 3433 - Numerical Methods
- CS 3623 - Design and Analysis of Algorithms
- DS 2063 - Modern Computing Applications for Data Science *
- DS 3123 - Information Ethics and Policy
- DS 3213 - Principles of Data Science
- DS 3223 - Information Structures
- DS 3323 - Principles of Statistical Analysis and Decision Modeling
- DS 4133 - Research Methods in Data Science
- DS 4223 - Data Mining and Analysis
- MA 1314 - Calculus I *
- MA 2183 - Elementary Statistics
- MA 3213 - Linear Algebra
Students shall choose electives (which may exceed 13 hours) from the list of minimum required courses to sit for the official MCAT exam, which at present includes at least one year of university level courses in each of the following: biology, organic chemistry, physics, mathematics, and English. For specific details of the required courses, the student's course program plan shall be reviewed and approved by the student's advisor in consultation with the respective departments of the courses listed above.
Bioinformatics & Technology Track:
Students shall choose electives to support academic and professional career goals and objectives in consultation with, and approval by, the student's advisor.
** This major does not include the minimum prerequisites necessary for application to medical or dental school. Students who wish to use this degree to prepare for graduate programs in the allied health sciences should consult their advisor and/or the Health Professions Advisory Office for information on specific additional prerequisite science course work.