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  • Bioinformatics

    Credits: 15-16, completed with minimum grades of C

    Provides solid exposure to bioinformatics with an emphasis on microbes. With the avalanche of genomic information available, bioinformatics skills are necessary to mine and analyze genomic data.

    The minor is open to all UF students who have a science background and who meet course prerequisites. It is particularly appropriate for students majoring in biology, mathematics, microbiology and cell science, statistics and zoology, and for students who are interested in professional programs in dentistry, medicine and pharmacy.

    Microbiology and cell science majors should meet with their academic advisers before applying to this minor to plan a program of study. No more than three credits of the required courses below and 3-4 credits of the electives below can count toward both the major and the minor.

    For more information, contact Dr. Valerie deCrecy-Lagard or Dr. Bryan Kolaczkowski.

    There are 12 required credits, consisting of three courses and a capstone independent study course, and one 3 or 4 credit elective.

    Required Courses

    Courses Credits
    BSC 2891 Python Programming for Biology or
    CAP 5510 Bioinformatics
    BSC 2891 is spring only and CAP 5510 is fall only
    3
    BSC 4434 Introduction to Bioinformatics
    fall only
    3
    BSC 4913 Independent Research in Bioinformatics 3
    MCB 4320C Bacterial Genome Sequencing and Analysis
    spring only
    3

    Choose One Elective

    Courses Credits
    BSC 4914 Advanced Independent Research in Bioinformatics 3
    HOS 3305 Introduction to Plant Molecular Biology
    fall only
    3
    MAP 4484 Modeling in Mathematical Biology
    spring only
    3
    PCB 3063 Genetics 4
    PCB 4674 Evolution
    fall and spring only
    4
    PCB 5065 Advanced Genetics
    fall only
    4
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minors: bioinformatics