Bioinformatics BA/BS

Bioinformatics is a discipline that applies Computer Science as a tool to solve biological problems.  The degree has been developed in collaboration between Computer Scientists and Biologists.  Mathematics course work is also represented, as an understanding of statistics is necessary when working as a bioinformatics scientist.  This is truly a unique and interdisciplinary degree.   This degree is designed as a gateway for students who will pursue graduate programs (MS and PhD) in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology.  Students will also have the training to enter the work force as system analysts working with large data sets in a hospital and research settings in areas such as epigenetics and gene-pharmaceutical interactions.  Our faculty do bioinformatics research with a focus on image processing (MRI and histology images) and genetic databases (for example, looking for genes that make a crop more drought tolerant or studying genes associated with behavior/neural processing).  

General Education Core

Written Communication
Select one of the following:6.00
COLLEGE WRITING
and RESEARCH WRITING
COLLEGE WRITING AND RESEARCH
Oral Communication
Select one of the following:3.00
PRINCIPLES OF SPEECH
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
PUBLIC SPEAKING
Mathematical Ways of Knowing
MATH-170CALCULUS I4.00
Humanistic & Artistic Ways of Knowing
Select one of the following:3.00
INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE
WORLD CLASSICS
INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE
Select one of the following:3.00
SURVEY OF ART
THE ART AND HISTORY OF THE MOTION PICTURE
INTRODUCTION TO THE ARTS
SURVEY OF MUSIC
MUSIC IN AMERICA
WORLD MUSIC
HISTORY OF MUSICAL THEATER
SURVEY OF THE THEATER
Scientific Ways of Knowing
CS-108INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE4.00
CHEM-111PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I4.00
Social & Behavioral Ways of Knowing
Select from two disciplines:6.00
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
WORLD PREHISTORY
INTRODUCTION TO NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES
PRINCIPLES AND THEORY OF MACROECONOMICS
PRINCIPLES AND THEORY OF MICROECONOMICS
INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY
HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION
HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION
UNITED STATES HISTORY TO 1865
UNITED STATES HISTORY SINCE 1865
DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
HUMAN RELATIONS IN ORGANIZATIONS
AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT
COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT
INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY
DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
CURRENT SOCIAL PROBLEMS
Diversity
Select one of the following: 3.00
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
WORLD PREHISTORY
INTRODUCTION TO NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES
RACE AND ETHNICITY
COMMUNICATION AND DIVERSITY
INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE
NATIVE AMERICAN WRITTEN LITERATURE
INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY
HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION
HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION
UNITED STATES HISTORY TO 1865
UNITED STATES HISTORY SINCE 1865
DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE II
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE I
COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
BEGINNING SPANISH I
BEGINNING SPANISH II
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
Integrative Seminar: Ethics & Values
Select one of the following:3.00
ID 300A - 300V (see course descriptions for options)
HELLS CANYON INSTITUTE
Foreign/Heritage Language
Take 16 credits of language if selecting Bachelor of Arts degree
Total Credits39.00

Program Requirements

Major Requirements
BIOF-100INTRODUCTION TO BIOINFORMATICS3.00
BIOF-301COMPUTATIONAL GENOMICS3.00
BIOF-350IMAGE ANALYSIS4.00
BIOF-4954.00
BIOL-182CONCEPTS IN CELLULAR MECHANISMS4.00
BIOL-341GENETICS4.00
BIOL-355GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY4.00
or BIOL-362 CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
CS-111FOUNDATIONS OF PROGRAMMING4.00
CS-213ALGORITHMS AND DATA STRUCTURES4.00
CS-226SQL: STRUCTURED QUERY LANGUAGE3.00
CS-228LINUX AND TOOLS3.00
CS-420ANALYSIS OF ALGORITHMS4.00
CS-440INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS:AI AND INFORMATION4.00
CHEM-112PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II4.00
CHEM-371ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I3.00
CHEM-373ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I LAB1.00
CHEM-481BIOCHEMISTRY I4.00
MATH-320PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS3.00
Electives
Select 18 credits from the following:18.00
BIOLOGY SENIOR SEMINAR
BIOCHEMISTRY II
COMPUTER NETWORKS
OPERATING SYSTEMS
COMPUTER SYSTEMS SECURITY
OBJECT-ORIENTED DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION
FUTURE PROFESSIONALS SEMINAR
Total Credits81.00

Summary

General Education39.00
Major Requirements63.00
General Electives18.00
Total Credits120.00