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Bioinformatics - A.A. Degree (Transfer)

An Arts and Sciences Area of Study

Application Code 202

For curriculum information, contact the Science, Engineering, and Technology Division—Room ST-248—443-518-1600.

This curriculum is designed for students planning to transfer to a four-year institution to complete a bachelor’s degree in Bioinformatics. Bioinformatics blends biological sciences and technology so that the discovery, manipulation, storage, and extension of data can be accomplished. The program includes coursework in biology and computer science and emphasizes the use and handling of data. Technical courses provide basic knowledge of programming languages, databases and the Internet. The program prepares graduates for careers in pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Students should be familiar with the curriculum requirements of the institution to which they intend to transfer.

Suggested Semester 1

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENGL-121College Composition

3

BIOL-101General Biology I

4

MATH-181Calculus I

4

-or higher core course

CHEM-101General Inorganic Chemistry I

4

Suggested Semester 2

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Arts & Humanities Core Group A

3

-Social & Behavioral Sciences Core Group A

3

CHEM-102General Inorganic Chemistry II

4

CMSY-141Computer Science I

4

Suggested Semester 3

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Arts & Humanities Core Group B

3

BIOL-201Genetics

3

BIOL-202Genetics Laboratory

1

CHEM-201Organic Chemistry I

4

CMSY-171Computer Science II

4

Suggested Semester 4

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIOL-205Cell Biology

4

BIOL-213Computational Biology

3

CHEM-202Organic Chemistry II

4

-Social & Behavioral Sciences Core Group B

3

-Arts & Sciences Elective

2

Total Credit Hours: 60

A graduate should be able to

  1. 1. Understand fundamental biological processes at organism, cellular, and molecular levels.
  2. 2. Understand computer programming methodology and be able to apply software tools for biological data analysis.
  3. 3. Identify, understand, evaluate, and apply ethical reasoning to problems, dilemmas, and issues in bioinformatics.