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  • Bioinformatics Minor

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

    The minor 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, or academic adviser Chris Holyoak in the Department of Microbiology and Cell Science.

    The minor totals 15-16 credits. There are 12 required credits consisting of three courses and a 3-credit capstone independent study course, and one 3-4 credit elective.

    Required Courses

    BSC 2891 Python Programming for Biology (spring only) or
    CAP 5510 Bioinformatics (fall only)
    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

    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