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Bioinformatics - A.A. Degree (Transfer)

An Arts and Sciences Area of Concentration

Application Code 202

For curriculum information, contact the Science, Engineering, and Technology Division—Room SET-430—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 curriculum 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. This area of concentration 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

CHEM 101General Inorganic Chemistry I

4

MATH 181Calculus I

4

or higher core course

Suggested Semester 2

Course NumberTitleCredits
CHEM 102General Inorganic Chemistry II

4

CMSY 141Computer Science I

4

Gen Ed Core Arts & Humanities Core Group A

3

Gen Ed Core Social & Behavioral Sciences Core Group A

3

Suggested Semester 3

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIOL 201Genetics

3

BIOL 202Genetics Laboratory

1

CHEM 201Organic Chemistry I

4

CMSY 171Computer Science II

4

Gen Ed Core Arts & Humanities Core Group B

3

Suggested Semester 4

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIOL 205Cell Biology

4

BIOL 213Computational Biology

3

CHEM 202Organic Chemistry II

4

Gen Ed Core Social & Behavioral Sciences Core Group B

3

Elective Arts & Sciences Elective

2

Total Credit Hours: 60

A graduate should be able to

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