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IGS COURSE REQUIREMENTS

1. An introductory biology course
    
(i.e. BIOL/MBB 181 - Principles of Biology I, or an approved alternative)

2. One introductory computer science course
    
(e.g., COMP 112 - Introduction to Programming, COMP 211 - Computer Science I, COMP 113/BIOL/MB&B 265 - Bioinformatics Programming, or approved alternatives)

3a. One advanced computer science course
    
(e.g., COMP 212 - Computer Science II,  COMP 331 – Computer Structure and Operation, COMP 312 - Algorithms and Complexity, COMP 354 - Principles of Databases, or an approved alternative)

or 3b. Three 0.25-credit Qantitative Analysis Center courses
    (e.g., QAC 150 – SQL and Databases, QAC 151 – Excel and VBA, QAC 156 – R, QAC 157 – SAS, or QAC 158 – Stata or an approved alternative)

4. An upper-level bioinformatics course
    
(see table below for approved courses) 

5. One course in each of two of the following categories (see table below) 
    
Bioinformatics                                Structural Biology
    Molecular Genetics & Cell Biology     Bioethics & Philosophy of Biology
    Evolutionary Biology                       Applied Quantitative Reasoning

Approved Courses for Requirements 4 and 5

Category

Topic

Course Number

Bioinformatics

Bioinformatics and Programming

COMP113/BIOL/MB&B 265

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Evolutionary and Ecological Informatics

BIOL/COMP 327/527

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Genomics Analysis BIOL 310

Molecular Genetics & Cell Biology

Molecular Biology

MB&B 208

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Genetics and Genomics

BIOL/ MB&B 210

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Cell Biology

BIOL/MB&B 212

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Advanced Laboratory in Molecular Biology and Genetics MB&B 294

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Signal Transduction MB&B 237

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Gene Regulation MB&B 333

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Integrated Cell Structure and Function

BIOL 334

Evolutionary Biology

Evolution

BIOL 214

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Origins of Bacterial Diversity

BIOL 337/537

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Issues in Development and Evolution BIOL 340/540

Structural Biology

Structural Biology Laboratory

MB&B 395

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Introduction to Biomolecular Structure

MB&B 325

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Molecular and Cellular Biophysics

CHEM 301

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Bioethics & Philosophy of Biology

Reproduction in the 21st Century

BIOL 118

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Philosophy of Science SISP 202

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Issues in the Health Sciences BIOL 222

Applied Quantitative Reasoning

Statistics MATH 132

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Applied Data Analysis QAC 201

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Quantitative Methods for the Biol. and Env. Sciences BIOL 320