Oct 16, 2019  
2018-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Biology (BS) - Professional - Bioinformatics Concentration

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See the Department of Biology for more information.

Students seeking state certification in secondary education must also complete requirements for a Master of Education degree, a one-year program at SRU.  All of our programs are designed to steadily develop the quantitative, deductive and inductive reasoning skills that biologists must have.  

Concentration in Bioinformatics - Biology is available as an optional component to the B.S. Biology - Professional Track.

Requirements for the Major - Credits: 59-60

Biology Core Requirements - Credits: 16

Required Upper Level Biology - Credit: 1

Additional Upper Level Biology Electives - Credits: 6

Select two courses from the above or any approved 300 or 400-level biology major courses.  Additional electives may be selected from the Marine Science offerings.

Independent Study Option - Credits: 3

Choose from BIOL 490 or Non-Independent Study Option. Choose one additional 300/400 level Biology/Marine Science course from the previous list.

Major Field Test

Required of all Biology students before graduation.

Related Sciences - Chemistry Advanced - Credits: 3

Related Sciences - Physics - Credits: 3-4

Any BIOL 300/400 level with exception of BIOL 300, 314, 315, 316, 319, 345 or:

Natural Science and Math College Wide Requirements - Credits: 12

Concentration in Bioinformatics - Biology

Advances in genetics and molecular biology, and the impetus of the genome project, has generated a need for using computational sciences to understand biochemical processes. This concentration will prepare students in the interdisciplinary area of Bioinformatics consisting of coursework from biology, computer science, chemistry and mathematics. The concentration in Bioinformatics will allow students to either obtain jobs or pursue graduate school in the areas of bioinformatics, cellular and systems biology, genomics and proteomics, molecular structural biology, biochemistry, drug discovery, drug design, protein structure, gene finding and genome assembly to name a few.

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