Designed to introduce students to the collection, informatics analysis and interpretation of data derived from genomic and biological macromolecular investigations, this minor field of study will provide students with a foundation of understanding and the computing skill necessary to communicate in the increasingly data-centric life sciences. In addition to gaining first-hand experience with current technologies for high-throughput data generation, students will receive training in up-to-date methods for data handling and interpretation while developing an understanding of critical issues in bioinformatics research design, statistical data analysis, and the application of genomics domain knowledge.
- Lauren Slane, Graduate Program Coordinator
- Dr. Adam Whaley, Faculty Director
In order to declare or change a major/minor, students presently enrolled at UNC Charlotte can contact Ms. Slane to submit a Change of Major/Minor request.
The minor in Bioinformatics and Genomics requires a GPA minimum of 2.0 and 15 credit hours consisting of the following required courses.
- BINF 1101: Introduction to Bioinformatics Research (4)
- BINF 2111: Introduction to Bioinformatics Computing (4)
- BINF 3121: Statistical Bioinformatics (3) or BINF 4211: Applied Data Mining for Bioinformatics (4)
- BINF 3101: Sequence Analysis (3)
- BINF 4600: Bioinformatics Seminar (1)