Department of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

George Mason University

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The Bioinformatics minor is an interdisciplinary program consisting of required courses in biology, programming, statistics, and bioinformatics. Students must complete 22 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0, distributed as follows:

BINF 401 - Bioinformatics and Computational Biology I
BINF 402 - Bioinformatics and Computational Biology II
BIOL 482 - Introduction to Molecular Genetics
BIOL 213 - Cell Structure and Function
IT 108 - Programming Fundamentals
IT 306 - Program Design and Data Structures
STAT 344 - Probability and Statistics for Engineers and Scientists I or STAT 250 - Introductory Statistics I

CS 112 Introduction to Computer Programming (4 credits) can be substituted for the combination of IT 108 and IT 306. If this option is taken, the total credits for the Minor are 20.