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Bachelor Science in Computer Information Science and Biology - Bioinformatics Option

Bioinformatics provides for a double major in Computer Information Science and Biology. Bioinformatics is an emerging discipline that is concerned with designing and implementing computational algorithms for managing, processing, and analyzing databases of genetic sequences.

Bioinformatics Option and Bachelor of Science in Biology

Major Code CI00 (CIS)
Major Code BI00 (Biology)
Credit Hours
General Education Requirements (see catalog*)
35
CIS Core (detailed below)
33
Biology Core
33
Bio 101 or
Bio 105
General Biology
4
 
Bio 210
Molecular Biology (WI)
4
 
Bio 231
General & Medical Microbiology
5
 
Bio 305
Genetics (WI)
4
 
Bio 405
Bioinformatics 3
 
Bio xxx
Upper Division Electives** 13
 
Supporting Requirements
18
Bio 290 Research Methods in Biology (WI) 3
 
Chem 120 Chemistry for Allied Heath Sciences 5
 
Math 140 College Algebra & Trigonometry 5
 
Phys 151
Elementary College Physics
5
 
General Electives
5
Total Hours
124
*Math, physics, and biology courses in major requirements
satisfy twelve hours of the General Education Core.
** Choose from the following courses: Bio 301, Bio 304,
Bio 308, Bio 350, Bio 362, Bio 364, Bio 371, Bio 431,
Bio 440, Bio 442, Bio 450, Bio 456, Bio 499

 

CIS Core Requirements

 
Credit Hours
CIS 110
Programming I
3
 
CIS 202
Information Systems I
3
 
CIS 210
Programming II
3
 
CIS 310
Database Management Systems I
3
 
CIS 315
Computer Networks
3
 
CIS 345
UNIX System Administration
3
 
CIS 350
Data Structures
3
 
CIS 410
Information System II (WI)
3
 
CIS 425
Database Management II (WI)
3
 
CIS 450
Operating Systems (WI)
3
 
CIS xxx
Elective*
3
 
  Total CIS Core
  33
*May not select CIS 101, 105, or 305.
Students choosing the Computer Forensics option will take CIS 440.

Only courses in which a student has earned a grade of "C" or above will satisfy departmental requirements for the major or minor in Computer Information Science.

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