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 interest.

CHECKLIST

   6 Required Courses (18 credits)

   16-week Bioinformatics Internship (0.75 credit)

   Internship Presentation (0.25 credit)

   3-4 Elective Courses (11 credits)

Fall Required Courses


BCHB 521: Bioinformatics
4 credits | Tues/Thurs, 2:00pm-4:00pm
Course Instructors: Mark Danielsen & Karen Ross

BCHB 524: Bioinformatics Computing
5 credits | Mon/Wed, 1:30pm-3:00pm
Course Instructors: Nathan Edwards

BCHB 573: Bioinformatics Seminar Series
1 credit | Tues, 12:00pm-1:00pm
Course Instructors: Nathan Edwards

BCHB 586: Molecular Biology for Bioinformatics
2 credits | Tues, 9:45am-11:45am
Course Instructors: Mark Danielsen, Karen Ross, & Sona Vasudevan

Fall Recommended Electives


SYSM 591: Biomedical Informatics
3 credits | Wed, 9:30am-12:00pm
Course Instructors: Sona Vasudevan & Alan Zuckerman

BIST 501/PBIO 504: Introductory Biostatistics
3 credits | Thurs, 10:00am-12:30pm
Course Instructors: Anca Dragomir

Spring Required Courses


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

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

BCHB 587: Bioinformatics Internship Proposal
0.75 credit
Course Instructors: Nathan Edwards

BCHB 907: Bioinformatics Internship
0.25 credit | Offered in the Spring & Summer
Course Instructors: Nathan Edwards

Spring Recommended Electives


BCHB 541: Structural Biology
2 credits | Wed, 9:45am-11:45am
Course Instructors: Sona Vasudevan

BCHB 589: Genome Annotation & Knowledgebase Development
1 credit | Thurs, 9:45am-11:35am
Course Instructors: Karen Ross & Michael Chandler

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

BCHB 620: Bioinformatics Algorithms
1/2/3 credits
Course Instructors: Nathan Edwards

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

PBIO 504: Introductory Biostatistics
3 credits | Thurs, 10:00am-12:30pm
Course Instructors: Anca Dragomir

SYSM 560: Systems Thinking
2 credits | Thurs, 6:00pm-8:00pm

SYSM 592: Cancer Bioinformatics
1 credit | Tues, 3:15pm-4:30pm
Course Instructors: Sona Vasudevan

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.