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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [OFFICIAL CATALOG]

Bioinformatics Minor

Program Requirements

Bioinformaticists research, develop, and apply computational tools and approaches for analyzing and understanding of biological, medical, behavioral, and health data. Many of the advances in the life sciences have been made possible through the application of bioinformatics (e.g., the assembly of the human genome). The preponderance of massive amounts of data generated in sequencing labs, microarray facilities, population studies, and ecological analyses provides many opportunities for using information science techniques to manage the data and gain new insights into the knowledge it contains.The bioinformatics minor at UA Little Rock trains students in the areas of information science and biology and prepares them to apply computational techniques to a variety of life science areas. Building upon a student’s major in biology, computer science, or information science, students are prepared to work in this exciting, fast-growing, and interdisciplinary field.

For students or professionals who have completed, or are completing an undergraduate major in biology, computer science, or information science, the minor in bioinformatics consists of 19 credit hours. All courses must be completed with a grade of C or greater.

Required Courses (19 hours):