Loyola University Chicago

Bioinformatics

Minor in Bioinformatics

The Bioinformatics minor at Loyola provides students with the training and opportunities in this ground-breaking discipline, with career advancement and post-graduate possibilities for years to come. Students minoring in Bioinformatics will be able to:

  • explain genetics concepts,
  • apply computational methods to biological data,
  • apply statistical methods to biological data, and
  • evaluate computational & statistical methods for the analysis of biological data.

Degree Requirements

The following degree requirements are for students who have declared the minor in Bioinformatics.

BIOL 387 Genomics (3 credits)
BIOL 392 Metagenomics (3 credits)
BIOI 397 Bioinformatics Survey (3 credits)

BIOI 365 Exploring Proteins or CHEM 365 Proteomics (3 credits) * REQUIRED
BIOL 390 Molecular Biology Lab (4 credits)
COMP 353 Database Programming or COMP 379 Machine Learning (3 credits)

BIOI 365 Exploring Proteins or CHEM 365 Proteomics (3 credits)
BIOL 390 Molecular Biology Lab (4 credits)
COMP 353 Database Programming or COMP 379 Machine Learning (3 credits)

BIOL 388 Bioinformatics (3 credits)
BIOL 387 Genomics or BIOL 392 Metagenomics (3 credits)
COMP 383 Computational Biology (4 credits)
STAT 337 Quantitative Bioinformatics (3 credits)
BIOI 397 Bioinformatics Survey or BIOI 398 Bioinformatics
Internship or BIOI 399 Bioinformatics Research (1+ credit)

BIOL 388 Bioinformatics (3 credits)
BIOL 387 Genomics or BIOL 392 Metagenomics (3 credits)
COMP 383 Computational Biology (4 credits)
STAT 337 Quantitative Bioinformatics (3 credits)
BIOI 397 Bioinformatics Survey or BIOI 398 Bioinformatics
Internship or BIOI 399 Bioinformatics Research (1+ credit)

BIOL 101 General Biology I (3 credits)
BIOL 111 General Biology I Lab (1 credit)
BIOL 102 General Biology II (3 credits)
BIOL 112 General Biology II Lab (1 credit)
BIOL 251 Cell Biology (3 credits)
BIOL 265 Ecology (3 credits)
BIOL 282 Genetics (3 credits)
BIOL 283 Genetics Lab (3 credits)

BIOL 388 Bioinformatics (3 credits)
CHEM 361 Biochemistry (3 credits)
STAT 335 Intro to Biostatistics (3 credits)
STAT 437 Quantitative Bioinformatics (3 credits) [BS+MS credit]
Bioinformatics BIOL Electives (6 credits) [BS+MS credits]
Biology Elective (1+ credit)

BIOL 101 General Biology (3 credits)
BIOL 282 Genetics (3 credits)
BIOL 388 Bioinformatics (3 credits)

BIOL 101 General Biology (3 credits)
BIOL 282 Genetics (3 credits)
BIOL 283 Genetics Lab (3 credits)

BIOL 101 General Biology (3 credits)
BIOL 282 Genetics (3 credits)
BIOL 283 Genetics Lab (3 credits)

  • 1 additional lab is required (1+ credit)

CHEM 101 General Chemistry A (3 credits)
CHEM 111 General Chemistry Lab A (1 credit)
CHEM 102 General Chemistry B (3 credits)
CHEM 112 General Chemistry Lab B (1 credit)
CHEM 223 Organic Chemistry A (3 credits)
CHEM 225 Organic Chemistry Lab A (1 credit)
CHEM 224 Organic Chemistry B (3 credits)
CHEM 226 Organic Chemistry Lab B (1 credit)

CHEM 101 General Chemistry A (3 credits)
CHEM 102 General Chemistry B (3 credits)
CHEM 223 Organic Chemistry A (3 credits)
CHEM 224 Organic Chemistry B (3 credits)
CHEM 361 Biochemistry (3 credits)

CHEM 101 General Chemistry A (3 credits)
CHEM 102 General Chemistry B (3 credits)
CHEM 223 Organic Chemistry A (3 credits)
CHEM 224 Organic Chemistry B (3 credits)
CHEM 361 Biochemistry (3 credits)

COMP 141 Intro to Computing Tools (3 credit hours)
MATH 215 Intro to Programming (3 credit hours)
COMP 231 Data Structures & Algorithms  (3 credit hours)

MATH 215 Intro to Programming (3 credit hours)

COMP 141 Intro to Computing Tools (3 credit hours)
MATH 215 Intro to Programming (3 credit hours)
COMP 231 Data Structures & Algorithms  (3 credit hours)

BIOL 488 Bioinformatics (3 credits)
BIOI 565 Exploring Proteins  or CHEM 465 Proteomics (3 credits)
COMP 483 Computational Biology (4 credits)
STAT 437 Quantitative Bioinformatics (3 credits)
BIOI 500 Advanced Bioinformatics (3 credits)
BIOI 501 Bioinformatics Seminar (1 credit)

MATH 131 Applied Calculus I (3 credits)
MATH 132 Applied Calculus II (3 credits)

MATH 131 Applied Calculus I (3 credits)
MATH 132 Applied Calculus II (3 credits)
STAT 335 Intro to Biostatistics (3 credits)

MATH 131 Applied Calculus I (3 credits)
MATH 132 Applied Calculus II (3 credits)
STAT 335 Intro to Biostatistics (3 credits)

MATH 131 Applied Calculus I (3 credits)
MATH 132 Applied Calculus II (3 credits)
STAT 335 Intro to Biostats (3 credits) or STAT 203 Intro to Prob & Stats (3 credits)
STAT 337 Quantitative Methods in Bioinformatics (3 credits)

BIOI 500 Advanced Bioinformatics (3 credits)
BIOI 501 Bioinformatics Seminar (1 credit)
+ 2 BIOI Electives (6 credits total)

BIOI 500 Advanced Bioinformatics (3 credits)
BIOI 501 Bioinformatics Seminar (1 credit)
BIOI 565 Exploring Proteins or CHEM 465 Proteomics (3 credits)
COMP 483 Computational Biology (4 credits)

4 Bioinformatics Electives (12 credits total)
BIOI 498 Bioinformatics Internship (1 credit)

3 Bioinformatics Electives (9 credits)
BIOI 498 Bioinformatics Internship (1 credit)

PHYS 111 Physics I (3 credits) 
PHYS 111L Physics Lab I (1 credit)
PHYS 112 Physics II (3 credits)
PHYS 112L Physics Lab II (1 credit)

UNIV 370 Responsible Conduct in Research and Scholarship 2 day workshop (0 credits)
BIOI 494 Bioinformatics Research Design (1 credit)
BIOI 499 Bioinformatics Research (8 credits)
BIOI 595 Thesis (1 credit)

UNIV 370 Responsible Conduct in Research and Scholarship 2 day workshop (0 credits)
Bioinformatics Elective (3 credits)
BIOI 494 Bioinformatics Research Design (1 credit)
BIOI 499 Bioinformatics Research (8 credits)
BIOI 595 Thesis (1 credit)

 

There is no limit to courses double-dipping between the Bioinformatics minor and other majors/minors. (Please refer to other majors/minors regarding their policies.) 

Required courses within the minor also satisfy the following university Core Curriculum requirements: scientific literacy (6 credits) and quantitative analysis (3 credits).