(129 credit minimum)

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
1st SemesterTerm Credits
R120 101 General Biology 4
CHEM 125 General Chemistry I 3
MATH 111 Calculus I 4
HUM 101 English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking I 3
BNFO 135 Programming for Bioinformatics 3
YWCC 107 Computing as a Career 1
 Term Credits18
2nd Semester
R120 102 General Biology 4
CHEM 124 General Chemistry Laboratory 1
CHEM 126 General Chemistry II 3
MATH 112 Calculus II 4
BNFO 236 Programming For Bioinfo II 3
 Term Credits15
Second Year
1st Semester
R120 201 Foundations Of Biology 3
R120 202 Foundations Of Biology Lab 1
R120 352 Genetics 3
CS 241 Foundations of Computer Science I 3
MATH 333 Probability and Statistics 3
HUM 102 English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking II 3
 Term Credits16
2nd Semester
BNFO 330 Princ of Bioinformatics II 3
R120 356 Molecular Biology 3
CHEM 243 Organic Chemistry I 3
Social Sciences (lower-level) GUR 3
ECON 201 Economics 3
YWCC 207 Computing & Effective Com 1
 Term Credits16
Third Year
1st Semester
PHYS 111 Physics I 3
PHYS 111A Physics I Laboratory 1
BNFO 340 Data Analysis for Bioinformatics II 3
Select one of the following: 3
The Pre-Modern World  
The Modern World  
The Twentieth-Century World  
CS 431 Database System Design and Management 3
General Elective 3
 Term Credits16
2nd Semester
MATH 337 Linear Algebra 3
MGMT 390 Principles of Management 3
Specialty Elective 3
CS 435 Advanced Data Structures and Algorithm Design 3
IS 350 Computers, Society and Ethics 3
YWCC 307 Professional Dev in Computing 1
 Term Credits16
Fourth Year
1st Semester
BNFO 482 Databases and Data Mining in Bioinformatics 3
Select one of the following: 3
Oral Presentations  
Technical Writing  
Specialty Elective 3
Specialty Elective 3
General Elective 3
Physical Education 1
 Term Credits16
2nd Semester
BNFO 491 Computer Science Project 3
Humanities and Social Sciences Electives (upper-level) Capstone Seminar 3
Humanities and Social Sciences Electives (upper-level) GUR 3
Specialty Elective 3
General Elective 3
Physical Education 1
 Term Credits16
 Total Credits129


Specialty Electives
A sequence of four 200/300/400-level courses from mathematics, science, engineering, computer science, information systems, information technology or business. ACCT 115/ ACCT 117 are permitted as business specialty elective. 412
Select one elective in mathematics, science, computer science, or engineering6
Select two electives in any level.6

Please consult your advisor for appropriate Specialty and General Electives.

Refer to the General University Requirements for further information on electives.

This curriculum represents the maximum number of credits per semester for which a student is advised to register.  A full-time credit load is 12 credits.  First-year students are placed in a curriculum that positions them for success which may result in additional time needed to complete curriculum requirements. Continuing students should consult with their academic advisor to determine the appropriate credit load.