Master’s Program in
Bioinformatics & Computational Biology

Degrees and Courses

Motivation

There are three degrees offered in the Master's program in Bioinformatics & Computational Biology. All three degree programs have two concentrations—Computational Sciences Concentration (CS, CS1, CS2) and Life Sciences Concentration (LSC, LSC1, LSC2). The Master's program in Bioinformatics & Computational Biology with three degrees and two concentrations at the same time supports students from different educational backgrounds and with different career aspirations, while leveraging the common course curriculum.

Requirements (Browse Courses)

The three degree programs share the common Bioinformatics & Computational Biology Core (15 credits). The Master of Science (MS) and the Professional Science Master's (PSM) also share the same Elective courses (6 credits) and Ethics courses (3 credits).

The Thesis (6 credits) and Seminars (3 credits) of MS prepares students for advanced research, while the immersive Internship of PSM (6 credits) provides hands-on real-world experience in research and development. In addition, the BINFPSM has a "Plus" component (12 credits) to provide training for professional skills.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS FOR EACH OF THE THREE DEGREES
Curriculum/Credits BICB-MS BINF-PSM BINF-CERT
CS LSC CS1 LSC1 CS2 LSC2
Bioinformatics & Computational Biology Core 15 15 15 15 15 15
Ethics Core 3 3 3 3 - -
Bioinformatics & Computational Biology Electives 6 6 6 6 - -
Thesis 6 6 - - - -
Seminar 3 3 - - - -
Internship - - 6 6 - -
PSM Plus – BI or GN - - 12 12 - -
Total Credits 33 33 42 42 15 15

COURSE CURRICULUM FOR THE MAJOR COMPONENTS OF THE PROGRAM

Bioinformatics & Computational Biology Core Courses 15 credits
CS
CS1
CS2
LSC
LSC1
LSC2
Bioinformatics
BINF644010 Bioinformatics 3 3
Introduction to Discipline (select one)
BISC609 Molecular Biology of the Cell 3 -
BISC654 Biochemical Genetics 3 -
PLSC636 Plant Genes and Genomes 3 -
MAST697 Bioinformatics Programming for Biologists - 3
Systems Biology
BINF694 Systems Biology I: Experimental Techniques and Bioinformatics Analysis of Omics Data - 3
BINF695 Systems Biology II: Computational Modeling of Processes in Cells and Biological Systems 3 -
Database
CISC637 Database Systems 3 3
Biostatistics (select one)
HLPR632 Health Science Data Analysis 3 3
HLPR667 Methods in Epidemiology 3 3
STAT656 Biostatistics 3 3
Ethics Core Courses 3 credits
CS
CS1
LSC
LSC1
Ethics (select one)
UAPP648 Environmental Ethics 3 3
UAPP650 Values Ethics and Leadership 3 3
BINF815 Ethics, Business and Communication 3 3
BUAD840 Ethical Issues in Global Business Environments 3 3
Elective Courses 6 credits
CS
CS1
LSC
LSC1
Electives (select two)
EGGG667 Technical and Scientific Writing 1 1
BINF650 Protein Structure and Function 3 3
CISC621 Algorithm Design and Analysis 3 -
CISC640 Computer Graphics 3 -
CISC642 Introduction to Computer Vision 3 -
CISC650 Computer Networks 3 -
CISC675 Object Oriented Software Engineering 3 -
CISC681 Artificial Intelligence 3 -
CISC683 Introduction to Data mining 3 -
CISC841 Algorithms in Bioinformatics 3 -
CISC849 Advanced Topics in Computer Applications 3 -
CISC844 Computational Biomedicine 3 -
CISC882 Natural Language Processing 3 -
CISC886 Multi-Agent Systems 3 -
CISC887 Internet Information Gathering 3 -
CISC888 Machine Learning 3 -
CISC889 Advanced Topics in Artificial Intelligence 3 -
MATH607 Survey of Scientific Computing 3 -
MATH611 Introduction to Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing 3 -
STAT608 Statistical Research Methods 3 -
STAT615 Design and Analysis of Experiments 3 -
STAT619 Time Series Analysis 3 -
STAT621 Survival Analysis 3 -
STAT670 Introduction to Statistical Analysis I 3 3
STAT671 Introduction to Statistical Analysis II 3 3
STAT674 Applied Data Base Management 3 -
ELEG633 Image Processing 3 -
ELEG652 Principles of Parallel Computer Architectures 3 -
ELEG655 High-Performance Computing with Commodity Hardware 3 -
ELEG671 Mathematical Physiology 3 -
ELEG679 Introduction to Medical Imaging Systems 3 -
ELEG680 Immunology for Engineers 3 -
CHEG620 Biochemical Engineering 3 -
CHEG621 Metabolic Engineering 3 -
BISC600 Biotechnology and Molecular Medicine - 3
BISC602 Molecular Biology of Animal Cells - 3
BISC605 Advanced mammalian physiology - 3
BISC615 Vertebrate Developmental Biology - 3
BICS625 Cancer Biology - 3
BISC641 Microbial Ecology - 3
BISC643 Biological data analysis - 3
BISC645 Bacterial Evolution - 3
BISC654 Biochemical Genetics - 3
BISC656 Evolutionary Genetics - 3
BISC665 Advanced Molecular Biology & Genetics - 3
BISC671 Cellular and Molecular Immunology - 3
BISC675 Cardiovascular Physiology - 3
BISC679 Virology - 3
BISC682 Bacterial Pathogens Molecular Mechanisms - 3
BISC833 Special Topics in Biology - 3
ANFS670 Principles of Molecular Genetics - 3
ANFS/PLSC671 Paradigms in Cell Signaling - 3
CHEM624 Principles of Mass Spectrometry - 3
CHEM641 Biochemistry - 3
CHEM645 Protein Structure and Function - 3
CHEM646 DNA-Protein Interactions - 3
CHEM649 Molecular Biophysics - 3
MAST607 Writing Papers in the Marine Sciences - 3
MAST618 Marine Microbial Ecology - 3
MAST623 Physiology of Marine Organisms - 3
MAST625 Microbial Physiology and Diversity - 3
MAST634 Marine Molecular Sciences - 3
PLSC636 Plant Genes and Genomes - 3
PLSC644 Physiology of Plant Stress - 3
PLSC667 Analytical Plant Genetics - 3
KAAP602 Data Analysis and Interpretation in Health Sciences - 3
KAAP654 Medical Physiology - 3
PHYT632 Applied Physiology I - 3
Seminar 3 credits
CS
CS1
LSC
LSC1
Seminar
BINF865 Seminar 1 1
Thesis 6 credits
CS
CS1
LSC
LSC1
Thesis
BINF869 Master's Thesis 6 6

*Recommended Elective


 

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