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Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017 
Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Science with Concentration in Bioinformatics - BA

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This course of study will provide computer science majors with a fundamental understanding of the most important aspects of quantitative and computational biology, including a solid background in biology, chemistry, mathematics, statistics, and computer science, with an emphasis on quantitative reasoning. Students opting to concentrate in bioinformatics are not required to take CSCI 26000 , and CSCI 36000 . Instead of 15 hours of 300-level and 400-level elective credits, the following requirements must be met:

Foundational Courses

Foundational Courses include courses in computer science and prerequisites to these courses. These courses must be completed before embarking upon the major. Students with appropriate background may be exempted from some or all Foundational Courses. See department for proper placement.

Hunter Core Requirement

Several courses leading to (foundational) or within this major may fulfill parts of the Hunter Core Requirement (CUNY Common Core [CCC], Hunter Focus, Concurrent Requirements). When selecting courses, it may be to a student’s advantage to choose courses that count toward the Hunter Core Requirement and also advance the student on the path to the major. Details on the Hunter Core Requirement can be found here: Appendix I: Hunter Core Requirement 

I. Required Foundational Courses (6 credits)

II. Required Courses for Concentration in Bioinformatics

Students must obtain a grade of C or better in the following courses:

Total credits for Bioinformatics Concentration: 65

Total Credits for a students who is not exempted from any foundational classes: 71

Additional Information

Prerequisites for certain courses are waived for students opting for this concentration. BIOL 102 is waived for BIOL 203. CSCI 26000 is waived for CSCI 34000. Other prerequisites must be satisfied. Students who plan to apply to graduate school in Computer Science are recommended to take CSI 26000, 36000 and 36500.

Recommended course sequence for students in the bioinformatics concentration:

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