The Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BINF) minor creates a strong foundation in knowledge and applications of software programs and databases commonly used by bioinformaticists and computational biologists. The student will gain an understanding of how bioinformatics data are organized and utilized to gain insights into molecular life science. The BINF minor trains students in the fundamentals of design of algorithms and implementation of computer programs that analyze biological data.
A total of 19 units are required. Successful completion requires a 2.0 overall grade point average in the BINF minor, good academic standing, and completion of all minor courses by the time students earn their baccalaureate.
With advisor approval, other programming courses may fulfill the lower division programming requirement. With advisor approval, upper division probability or statistics courses from other disciplines may fulfill the probability or statistics course requirement. With advisor approval, students may select other available upper division courses in bioinformatics and computational biology to substitute for one or more electives listed above.