North Central College - Naperville, IL

Bioinformatics Minor

Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary field whose purpose is to explore, analyze and better understand genetic data through computational tools and techniques.  Students minoring in bioinformatics develop skills in this exciting new field.

A minimum of 19.75 credit hours to include:

  • CSC 160 Computer Science I
  • BIO/CSC 242 Introduction to Bioinformatics
  • BIO 151 Biological Principles I
  • BIO 152 Biological Principles II

One course from the following (courses must be outside the student's major):

  • CSC 161 Computer Science II
  • CSC 230 Discrete Structures I
  • BIO 200 Cellular Biology
  • BIO 260 Genetics

One course from the following:

  • CSC 340 Algorithms
  • CSC 460 Database Systems
  • BIO 340 Microbiology
  • BIO 360 The Molecular Biology of Cancer
  • BIO 400 Evolution
  • BCM 365 Biochemistry
  • MTH 341 Probability and Statistics I
  • PSY 370 Biological Psychology