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Courses for a Degree in Bioinformatics

In addition to a focus on bioinformatics courses, colleges typically require completion of courses and electives in each of the Arts, Math, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences areas. Below are some sample courses:

Bioinformatics Courses:

  • Physics
  • Computer Science I
  • Computer Science II
  • Discrete Structures
  • Data Structures
  • Database Management Systems
  • Chemistry I
  • Chemistry II
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Foundations of Biology I
  • Foundations of Biology II
  • Experimental Biology Lab
  • Molecular and General Genetics
  • Cell Biology
  • Biological Chemistry
  • Bioinformatics

General Curriculum Requirements

  • Arts Courses: Art, History, Languages, Literature, Music
  • Math Courses: Algebra, Calculus, Computer Science, Logic, Statistics
  • Natural Sciences Courses: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics
  • Social Sciences Courses: Anthropology, Economics, Government, Psychology, Sociology