College of Science & Mathematics
Department of Biological Sciences

Concentration in Computational Biology

Students earning the B.S. Biology Major may or may not also elect to complete a Concentration in Computational Biology.  This interdisciplinary concentration will prepare students to participate in new frontiers of research in which gigantic volumes of data are analyzed to seek answers to questions in molecular, medical, and environmental biology.  Entry-level courses can be completed on either campus, but the B.S. in Biology Major must be completed on St. Thomas campus.

The requirements to complete the Concentration in Computational Biology include all of the requirements for the B.S. Biology Major plus the following.  Students must complete the following courses in partial fulfillment of the B.S. Biology Major Section D science electives requirement:                          

Course Numbers Course Credits Campuses Semesters Offered
CSC 117-118 Introduction to Programming I-II 3-3 STT or STX 117: F, S, SUM
118: S, SUM
CSC 242 Data Structures         4 STT or STX F
MAT 261 Linear Algebra 4 STT or STX
MAT 352 Mathematical Modeling 3 STT
BIO/CSC/MAT 361 Bioinformatics 4 STT or STX S – On Demand

For More Information Contact
Title Name
Dean Michelle Peterson, Ph.D.
Department Chair Donna Nemeth, Ph.D.
Administrative Assistant Marlene Parrot-Gokool