The Certificate in Informatics with an emphasis in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology is open to graduate students in good standing, and applicants to the non-degree program, who wish to complement their own disciplinary studies with foundational and applied knowledge in informatics. Students must complete a minimum of 21 semester hours.
Students entering this program come from many diverse areas of science with grounding in engineering, the physical sciences, mathematics, or biological/life sciences. Independent of prior degree and specialization, it is essential that students pursuing the Certificate in Informatics with an emphasis in bioinformatics and computational biology have an appropriate background in mathematics and statistics.
The Graduate Certificate in Bioinformatics is built on a flexible curriculum and includes the study of core and elective courses in the biological sciences, informatics, and bioinformatics which augment the coursework in a primary disciplinary Ph.D. Degree Program.
Depending on the disciplinary orientation of the student, courses selected for the certificate should be made in consultation with the appropriate curricular committee.
Plans for the Certificate in Informatics may not completely substitute for coursework or examinations required within the requirements of the disciplinary degree program. A minimum of 9 semester hours of coursework must be completed independently from other degree requirements.
Course Requirements for the Bioinformatics Certificate Program
Certificate students are required to have 21 semester hours of coursework, depending on background, comprised of the following courses:
|IGPI/CS:5110||Introduction to Informatics (Informatics Core) (Fall)||3|
|IGPI/BIOL:4213||Bioinformatics (Bioinformatics Core) (Fall)||4|
|BIOL:5412||Fundamental Genetics (Biosciences Core) (Fall)||3|
|IGPI/BME:5321||Bioinformatics Techniques (Fall)||3|
|IGPI/BME:5330||Computational Genomics (Spring)||3|
|BME:4310||Computational Biochemistry (Fall)||3|
Electives (ONE (or TWO) required courses – 3 (or 6) s.h.***)
Please note: Advisors may require TWO electivs (one informatics elective AND one bioscience elective).
- Informatics Elective (see the following list) 3 s.h.
- Bioscience Elective (see the following list) 3 s.h.
|CS:3210||Programming Languages and Tools: Programming with C++|
|CS:3210||Programming Languages and Tools: Programming with Java|
|CS:4340||Limits of Computation|
|CS:4700||High Performance and Parallel Computing|
|CS:5800||Fundamentals of Software Engineering|
|CS:5810||Formal Methods in Software Engineering|
|CS:5820||Software Engineering Languages and Tools|
|CS:4980||Topics in CS I/II (graduate courses)|
|CS:5350||Design and Analysis of Algorithms|
|IGPI/STAT:3120||Probability and Statistics|
|IGPI/STAT:3100||Intro to Mathematical Statistics I|
|IGPI/STAT:3101||Intro to Mathematical Statistics II|
|IGPI/STAT:3200||Applied Linear Regression|
|IGPI/STAT:4100||Mathematical Statistics I|
|IGPI/STAT:4101||Mathematical Statistics II|
|IGPI/STAT:5200||Applied Statistics I|
|IGPI/STAT:5400||Computing in Statistics|
|IGPI/GEOG:3540||Introduction to Geographic Visualization|
|GENE:6150||Genetic Analysis of Biological Systems|
|GENE:7191||Human Molecular Genetics|