Jan 29, 2020  
Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020 
Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020

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 credits of 300-level and 400-level electives, the following requirements must be met:

Hunter Core Requirement

Several courses 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: Hunter Core Requirement - Fall 2013 to Spring 2019 . In the case of Computer Science, the course that meets CCCR is: CSCI 12700   (Scientific World). Please note that no more than two courses from any one department will count for the CUNY Common Core Requirement.

Courses Required for the Major (58-85 credits)

Based on placement exams or transferred courses, students may place into some more advanced Mathematics and Statistics courses without taking Hunter College prerequisites. See the Mathematics and Statistics  department for details. Students may obtain Credit by Examination for CSCI 12700 , CSCI 13500  and CSCI 15000 . See Computer Science  department for details. Please note that the department of Computer Science does not accept Cr/NC grades in courses required for the Major.

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