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Bioinformatics Coursework and Plan of Study

Hours: 15-16 credits, all completed with grades of C or better

The Bioinformatics minor is designed to provide students with a solid exposure to bioinformatics. With the avalanche of genomic information available, bioinformatics skills are necessary to mine and analyze genomic data. This minor is open to all UF students who have a science background and meet course prerequisites. It is particularly appropriate for students majoring in biology, mathematics, microbiology and cell science, statistics and zoology, and students who are interested in professional programs in medicine, dentistry and pharmacy.

Microbiology and Cell Science majors should meet with the academic adviser of their major prior to applying for this minor to plan a program of study due to an overlap of courses.

For more information about the minor, contact Dr. De Crécy-Lagard or Dr. Bryan Kolaczkowski  or Bryan Korithoski in the Microbiology and Cell Science Department.

The Bioinformatics minor consists of 3 required courses, one capstone 3-credit independent study course.

Required Courses 12 credits
Course # Course Name Semester Credits
*BSC2891 Python Programming for Biologists Spring 3
OR
CAP5510 Bioinformatics Fall 3
*BSC4434 Introduction to Bioinformatics Fall 3
*MCB4320C Bacterial Genome Sequencing and Analysis Spring 3
BSC4913 Independent Study in Bioinformatics Fall, Spring, Summer 3

Elective Courses 3-4 credits (choose one)
Course # Course Name Semester Credits
*HOS3305 Introduction to Plant Molecular Biology Fall 3
MAP4484 Modeling in Mathematical Biology Spring 3
*PCB3063 Genetics Fall, Spring, Summer 4
PCB4674 Evolution Fall, Spring 4
PCB5065 Advanced Genetics Fall 3
BSC4914 Advanced Independent Studies in Bioinformatics Fall, Spring, Summer 3

*Majors that use any of these courses to fulfill B.S. degree requirements may use only 3 credits of required minor courses and 3-4 credits of elective minor courses for a total of 3-7 credits overlap with the major.