The Undergraduate Minor in Bioinformatics is jointly offered by the Biology and Information Science Departments at UALR. It is intended for students majoring in biology, computer science or information science; students with other majors are welcome but they may need to take additional courses to complete the minor requirements. The minor consists of two bioinformatics courses (BINF 2345 and BINF 4445) plus eleven additional credit hours in either biology or information science, not to coincide with the student’s major.
The Bioinformatics Minor for Biology Majors consists of eighteen (18) credit hours. Required courses include:
- BINF 2345: Introduction to Bioinformatics
- IFSC 1202: Enterprise Information Science II (Visual Basic Programming)
- IFSC 1305: Problem-Solving Techniques
- IFSC 2300: Object-Oriented Technology
- IFSC 3320: Database Concepts
- BINF 4445: Bioinformatics Theory and Applications
Students should take BINF 2345 as stated above and a junior-level genetics course.