Bioinformatics Minor

For information, contact the Department of Biology, 313 Pearson Hall, 513-529-3100.

Bioinformatics, or the application of computational techniques to molecular biology problems, is a fast-growing field of significant importance in both academia and industry. Students completing a bioinformatics minor will gain the basic knowledge of biology and programming needed to work in this area, as well as an understanding of how computational techniques can be used to advance our knowledge of biology and the life sciences.

Program Requirements

(19-20 semester hours)

Required Courses
BIO/MBI 116Biological Concepts: Structure, Function, Cellular, and Molecular Biology4
BIO/CSE/MBI 256Introduction to Programming for the Life Sciences3
or CSE 271 Object-Oriented Programming
BIO/CHM/CSE/MBI 466Bioinformatics Computing Skills3
Select one of the following:3-4
Introduction to Statistical Modeling
Statistical Programming
Regression Analysis
Experimental Design Methods
BIO, CHM, CSE, or MBI at the 200-level or above (BIO 342, MBI 365, or CSE 443 are strongly recommended)3
BIO/MBI 485/CSE 456Bioinformatics Principles3
Total Credit Hours19-20