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2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bioinformatics & Computational Biology - Life Sciences Concentration (BICB-MS)


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Degree Requirements


The Master of Science program in Bioinformatics & Computational Biology has the following curriculum requirements:

  • Science Core in Bioinformatics & Computational Biology (15)
  • Ethics Core (3)
  • Science Electives in Bioinformatics & Computational Biology (6)
  • Thesis (6)
  • Seminar (1)

The Master of Sciences in Bioinformatics & Computational Biology requires 24 credits of graduate-level coursework, six credits of thesis, and one credit of seminar, totaling 31 credits. The 24 credits of coursework must include 15 credits in the Bioinformatics & Computational Biology Core courses and three credits in the Ethics Core courses. Attendance in Seminar (BINF 865 ) is required for every fall and spring semester while enrolled as a student.

A Thesis (BINF 869 ) is required for the MS degree. Unless special permission is granted, students need to complete 12 credit hours prior to the start of their thesis. Students, with the assistance of their Faculty Advisor, will prepare and present a research proposal to their Thesis Committee for review and approval of the proposed research project. Following completion of the research outlined in the proposal, the MS degree candidate will prepare a written thesis according to the guidelines set forth by the Office of Graduate and Professional Education. A thesis defense, preceded by a seminar, will be held. The student’s Faculty Advisor and Thesis Committee will administer and evaluate the thesis defense.

Life Sciences Concentration


  1. Bioinformatics & Computational Biology Core-Computational Science (15)
  2. Ethics Core (3)
  3. Electives-Computational Sciences (6)
  4. Thesis (6)
  5. Seminar (1)

Total number of required credits:


A. Bioinformatics & Computational Biology Core-Life Science (15 credits)


B. Ethics Core (3 credits)


C. Electives-Computational Sciences (6 credits)


Courses not on the Elective list below can be substituted with permission of the Faculty Advisor and the Graduate Director. This list will be updated and provided on the program website annually.

Electives (select two; all courses worth 3 credits)

E. Seminar in Bioinformatics & Computational Biology (one credit))


Last Revised 2016-2017 Academic Year

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