- Program Coordinators:
Feodor F. Dragan, Augustine Samba
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The Bioinformatics minor provides a foundation in computer science and computational data processing for students in any field of biological sciences, allowing students to work with substantial computing and data science-oriented cyber systems. The minor enables students to competitively manage the computing and cyber aspects of their professions.
Students in the Bioinformatics minor will use Python programming language to import, clean, analyze, visualize and learn data from their real-world applications.
Admission to a minor is open to students declared in a bachelor’s degree, the A.A.B. or A.A.S. degree or the A.T.S. degree (not Individualized Program major). Students declared only in the A.A. or A.S. degree or the A.T.S. degree in Individualized Program may not declare a minor. Students may not pursue a minor and a major in the same discipline.
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates of this program will be able to:
- Understand the essential facts, concepts, principles and theories related to computer science and data science.
- Understand Python programming basics and data structures in Python.
- Solve practical problems over real-world data using Python (e.g., data collection, cleaning, manipulation, visualization and machine learning.)
- Apply hands-on experience in Python projects for scientific data processing.
- Collaborate with other team members in groups to complete scientific data processing projects.
|ALGEBRA FOR CALCULUS (KMCR)|
|BSCI 40218||INTRODUCTION TO GENOMICS 1||3|
|or BSCI 40224||QUANTITATIVE METHODS IN BIOLOGY|
|or BTEC 40220||BIOINFORMATICS|
|CS 10051||INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE (KMCR)||4|
|CS 10062||PROGRAMMING FOR PROBLEM SOLVING IN SCIENCES||4|
|CS 20062||ADVANCED PROGRAMMING WITH PYTHON||4|
|CS 30062||PYTHON FOR DATA SCIENCE||3|
|Minimum Total Credit Hours:||21|
|Minimum Minor GPA||Minimum Overall GPA|
- Students must complete at least two upper-division (30000 or 40000 level) courses in the minor at Kent State on a graded basis (A-F).
- Minimum 6 credit hours in the minor must be upper-division coursework (30000 and 40000 level).
- Minimum 6 credit hours in the minor must be outside of the course requirements for any major or other minor the student is pursuing.
- Minimum 50 percent of the total credit hours for the minor must be taken at Kent State (in residence).