Degree Requirements

Students are required to complete 30 credits of coursework, including 17 credits of required courses and 13 credits of elective courses.

The required courses include course credit for a 16-week bioinformatics internship and internship presentation course.

The recommended electives are listed below. However, students have the flexibility to select other courses and really tailor the program to fit their interests.

CHECKLIST

🗹 6 Required Courses (16 credits)

🗹 Internship Proposal (0.75 credit)

🗹 16-week Bioinformatics Internship (0.25 credit)

🗹 3-4 Electives (13 credits)

Fall Required Courses


BINF 521: Bioinformatics
4 credits | Tues/Thurs, 1:30pm-3:20pm
Course Instructors: Mark Danielsen, Karen Ross

BINF 524: Bioinformatics Computing
5 credits | Mon/Wed, 1:15pm-2:45pm; Fri, 10:00am-12:00pm.
Course Instructor: Nathan Edwards

BINF 573: Bioinformatics Seminar Series I
1 credit | Tues, 12:00pm-1:00pm
Course Instructors: Karen Ross, Nathan Edwards

BINF 586: Molecular Biology for Bioinformatics
2 credits | Tues/Thurs, 3:30pm-4:30pm
Course Instructors: Mark Danielsen, Karen Ross

Fall Recommended Electives


SYSM 591: Biomedical Informatics
3 credits | Wed, 9:00am-12:00pm
Course Instructors: Sona Vasudevan & Alan Zuckerman

PBIO 504: Introductory Biostatistics
3 credits | Fri, 1:00pm-3:30pm
Course Instructors: Anca Dragomir

Spring Required Courses


BINF 574: Bioinformatics Seminar Series II
1 credit | Tues, 12:00pm
Course Instructors: Karen Ross, Nathan Edwards

BINF 580: Systems Biology & Bioinformatics
3 credits | Mon/Wed, 1:30pm-3:00pm
Course Instructors: Karen Ross, Nathan Edwards

BINF 587: Bioinformatics Internship Proposal
0.75 credit
Course Instructors: Karen Ross, Nathan Edwards

BINF 907: Bioinformatics Internship
0.25 credit | Offered in the Spring & Summer
Course Instructors: Karen Ross, Nathan Edwards

Spring Recommended Electives


BINF 522: Machine Learning for Bioinformatics
3 credits | Mon/Wed, 7:30pm-8:50pm
Course Instructors: Noam Bernstein, Nathan Edwards

BINF 599: Next Generation Sequencing Data Analysis
2 credits | Tues, 1:15pm-3:05pm
Course Instructor: Karen Ross

BINF 620: Bioinformatics Algorithms
1 or 2 credits
Course Instructor: Nathan Edwards

BINF 697: Databases for Bioinformatics
3 credits | Fri, 10:00am-1:00pm
Course Instructor: Nathan Edwards

PBIO 504: Introductory Biostatistics
3 credits | Wed, 10:30am-1:00pm
Course Instructors: Anca Dragomir

SYSM 594: Translational Bioinformatics
2 credits | Mon, 10:00am-11:50am
Course Instructors: Sona Vasudevan

SYSM 596: Clinical Metabolomics
2 credits | Thurs, 10:15pm-12:00pm
Course Instructors: Amrita K Cheema & Albert Fornace, Jr.