Bachelor of Science with a Major in Bioinformatics

Bioinformatics (also called computational biology) is a cross-disciplinary field that encompasses computer science, mathematics, and biology in order to extract meaningful information from large biological datasets. Minot State University is the only school within the surrounding five state region to offer an undergraduate bioinformatics degree.

General Education  
General Education Requirements 38
Core Requirements Coursework  
Students must take:  
BIOL 150 Introduction To Cellular Biology 4
BIOL 215 Genetics 4
BIOL 480 Molecular Biology 4
BIOL 402 Bioinformatics 4
BIOL 492 Directed Research 1-5
Select one of the following: 4
General Microbiology  
Introduction to Zoology  
Introduction To Botany  
CHEM 121 General Chemistry I 5
CHEM 122 General Chemistry II 5
MATH 165 Calculus I 4
MATH 166 Calculus II 4
MATH 208 Discrete Mathematics I 3
MATH 210 Elementary Statistics 4
MATH 345 Linear Models 4
Computer Science  
(16 credits; which would qualify the student for a CS certificate)  
CSCI 160 Computer Science I 4
CSCI 161 Computer Science II 4
CSCI 260 UNIX Environment 4
CSCI 356 Database Management I 4
Total Hours 104-108