The Undergraduate Minor in Bioinformatics is jointly offered by the Biology and Information Science Departments at UALR. It is intended for students majoring in biology, computer science or information science; students with other majors are welcome but they may need to take additional courses to complete the minor requirements. The minor consists of two bioinformatics courses (BINF 2345 and BINF 4445) plus eleven additional credit hours in either biology or information science, not to coincide with the student's major.
Students should take BINF 2345 Introduction to Bioinformatics first to give a good foundation in bioinformatics and confirm their interest in the bioinformatics minor; BINF 4445 requires as prerequisites completion of the other remaining courses (and an object-oriented programming course and a junior-level database course). NOTE: Information Science majors should take CHEM 1400 and 1401 Fundamental Chemistry I and II to meet their science lab requirement as these courses will meet the prerequisite to CHEM 2450 Organic Chemistry-Short Course.
Bioinformatics Minor for Biology majors
The Bioinformatics Minor for Biology majors consists of eighteen (18) credit hours. Required courses include: