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2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bioinformatics Concentration

Concentration Requirements

Foundation Coursework

(any that are not done) with B or better in each.

4000-level foundation courses must be taken as their 6000-level counterparts by graduate students.

  • MATH 2211, MATH 2212, CSC 2510, CSC 2720, CSC 3210 or CSC 4210, CSC 4320, SC 4330, CSC 4340 or CSC 4510, CSC 4350, CSC 4520

Graduate Coursework (30 Hours)

Computer Science (16 hours)

Chemistry (3 Hours)

Alternatives to CHEM 6150 Include

Mathematics/Statistics (3 Hours)

Thesis/Project/Course Only (Minimum of 6-8 Hours)

Thesis Option

A thesis committee must be set up no later than two semesters after completing any foundation courses. This work should culminate in the writing of a thesis. The thesis must be defended successfully in an oral examination. This examination will pertain to, but is not limited to, the subject matter of the thesis.

Project Option

Project option requires a minimum of four hours of CSC 8930 M.S. Project and an additional classroom taught 6000-level or higher computer science course. Students may substitute one hour of CSC 8930 with one hour of Internship CSC 8940.

Course Only Option

One credit hour of CSC 8901 in which the student covers the topics in core areas of computer science, recent developments, and future directions. In addition, two additional courses, one at the 6000-level or above in computer science exclusive of Foundation courses, Research, Thesis Research, and Independent Study courses and the other at the 8000-level exclusive of Research, Thesis Research, and Independent Study courses.

Graduate Assistants Requirements

Graduate assistants are required to register for a minimum of 20 credit hours per semester. These hours will consist of the required courses outlined in the prescribed program of study, as well as one hour of CSC 8920 (if necessary), and additional hours of CSC 8981 and/or CSC 8982.