# Bioinformatics Minor

The bioinformatics minor is intended primarily for bioinformatics tool users who are majoring in a biological or chemical specialty. The bioinformatics minor is also appropriate for computer science or computer engineering majors who are considering graduate work in bioinformatics. The bioinformatics minor cannot be combined with the biomolecular engineering and bioinformatics major.

## Course Requirements

A bioinformatics minor consists of the following 11 courses:

### Lower-Division Courses

#### Biology

BIOL 20A | Cell and Molecular Biology | 5 |

#### Chemistry

CHEM 1A | General Chemistry | 5 |

#### Single-Variable Calculus

Either these courses | ||

MATH 19A | Calculus for Science, Engineering, and Mathematics | 5 |

MATH 19B | Calculus for Science, Engineering, and Mathematics | 5 |

or these courses | ||

MATH 11A | Calculus with Applications | 5 |

MATH 11B | Calculus with Applications | 5 |

or these courses | ||

MATH 20A | Honors Calculus | 5 |

MATH 20B | Honors Calculus | 5 |

#### Bioethics

Choose one of the following courses:

BME 80G
/PHIL 80G
| Bioethics in the 21st Century: Science, Business, and Society | 5 |

BME 18 | Scientific Principles of Life | 5 |

### Upper-Division Courses

#### Genetics

Either one of these courses | ||

BME 105 | Genetics in the Genomics Era | 5 |

BIOL 105 | Genetics | 5 |

BME 105: strongly recommended

#### Programming

BME 160 | Research Programming in the Life Sciences | 6 |

BME 163 | Applied Visualization and Analysis of Scientific Data | 3 |

#### Statistics

STAT 131 | Introduction to Probability Theory | 5 |

AND | ||

One of these courses | ||

STAT 132 | Classical and Bayesian Inference | 5 |

STAT 206 | Applied Bayesian Statistics | 5 |

#### Bioinformatics

BME 110 | Computational Biology Tools | 5 |