Minor in Bioinformatics

UA Little Rock Joint Program

The bioinformatics minor at UA Little Rock trains students in the areas of information science and biology and prepares them to apply computational techniques to a variety of life science areas. Building upon a student’s major in biology, computer science, or information science, students are prepared to work in this exciting, fast-growing, and interdisciplinary field.

The minor is jointly offered by the Biology Department and Information Science Department at UA Little Rock. While it is intended for students majoring in biology, computer science or information science, students with other majors are welcome. However, they may need to take additional courses to complete the minor requirements. There are 11 hours of prerequisite courses.

Required Courses

Students seeking the bioinformatics minor must complete 19 hours of required courses.

  • IFSC 1202: Intro to Object Oriented Technology OR other programming course
  • BIOL 2401: Microbiology
  • BIOL 3300: Genetics
  • BINF 3345: Introduction to Bioinformatics (Spring)
  • BINF 4445: Bioinformatics Theory and Applications (Fall)

Additionally, one elective course must be chosen with advisor approval from BIOL, CHEM, IFSC, CPSC, or STAT course catalogs.

View the academic catalog to see the full curriculum

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