(120 credit minimum)

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
1st SemesterCredits
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
FRSH SEM Freshman Seminar 0
 Term Credits17
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 Bioinformatics 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
ECON 201 Economics 3
YWCC 207 Computing & Effective Com 1
 Term Credits13
Third Year
1st Semester
PHYS 111 Physics I 3
PHYS 111A Physics I Lab 1
BNFO 340 Data Analysis for Bioinformatics II 3
History and Humanities GER 200 level 3
CS 331 Database System Design & Mgmt 3
General Elective 3
 Term Credits16
2nd Semester
MATH 337 Linear Algebra 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 Credits13
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
History and Humanities GER 300+ level 3
 Term Credits15
2nd Semester
BNFO 491 Bioinformatics Senior Project 3
Humanities and Social Science Senior Seminar GER 3
General Elective 3
Specialty Elective 3
General Elective 3
 Term Credits15
 Total Credits120


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. 112
Select one elective in mathematics, science, computer science, or engineering3
Select two electives in any level.6

See the General Education Requirements  “Refer to the General Education Requirements for specific information for GER courses"

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.