Mathematics with Concentration in Bioinformatics
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The Bachelor of Science degree with a Concentration in Bioinformatics will combine the study of appropriate areas of biology with courses in computer science and mathematics that provide tools and algorithms. This will equip graduates with the skills necessary to enter the fastgrowing field of bioinformatics or pursue graduate work in that field.
The student must major in Mathematics and take the Bioinformatics CORE courses only after meeting all prerequisites.
Required courses
and the number of semester hours for a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree in Mathematics with a Bioinformatics Concentration
are listed below. Click on a course number to read the course
description.

B.S. 
Computer Science 
3


COSC
1301 

Developing
A Christian Mind 
3 

DCM
2301 

English

9 

ENGL
1301, 1302,
2301,
and/or 2302 

Fine
Arts 
3


FINE 1306 

Foundations
for Excellence 
01


FOUN
1101 is required of all first year and transfer students
with fewer than 15 credit hours (AP, CLEP, IB, or dual/concurrent
credit earned while in high school does not count towards
these 15 credit hours). 

History 
6


HIST
1301, 1302,
2301,
or 2302


Kinesiology

02


KNES
1101 and one additional activity course (KNES
11021122);
for veterans or those 25 years of age or older prior to
enrollment at DBU, KNES courses are waived 

Natural Science (1000
or 2000 level courses only) 
15 

BIOL 1405, plus 11 hours of laboratory science from Biology or Chemistry 

Religion 
612


RELI
1301, 1302,
and six additional semester hours depending on semester hours transferred
at the time of initial enrollment 

Social Science (1000
or 2000 level courses only) 
6 

POLS
2301 required for all students. An additional
3 credit hours may be selected from Economics,
Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology 

Math Major with Bioinformatics Concentration 
36 

[eMAT Advising Tool required prior to registering for any Math class or for any class for which the eMAT is a prerquisite].
Minimum of 36 semester hours for mathematics including:
MATH
1405Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
MATH
1406Calculus
and Analytic Geometry II
MATH
2309Introduction
to Linear Algebra
MATH
2407Calculus
and Analytic Geometry III
MATH
3301Elementary
Foundations of Mathematics
MATH
4301Linear
Algebra
MATH
4302Abstract
Algebra (SL)
MATH
4303Analysis (SL)
plus an additional 9 semester hours of mathematics courses
approved by the Dean of the College of Natural Sciences
and Mathematics at the 3000 level or above (MATH 4304 and MATH 4310 are permitted). Substitutions
for the required courses may be approved by the dean.
In addition, it is highly recommended that every math
major take at least two semesters of computer science
and two semesters of physics.


Bioinformatics Concentration 
612 

The student must major in Biology, Computer Science, Computer Information Science, or Mathematics and take the Bioinformatics CORE courses in the following order, after meeting all prerequisites. The prerequisites that must be successfully taken prior to enrolling in BIOL 4402 are: BIOL 1405, COSC 1301, MATH 1303 or 1307 or 1405, and an additional 34 hour course in Mathematics.
BIOL 4402 Molecular Genetics
MATH 4304 Sequence Analysis
COSC 4306 Bioinformatics Tools (see major)
MATH 4310 Applied Bioinformatics (see major) 

Electives 
1833 

Sufficient to complete 126credithour
minimum for bachelor's degree, including 42 upperlevel
semester hours 

Type of Credit Hours 
Credit Hours 
Total General Studies 
5160 
Mathematics Major 
36 
Bioinformatics 
613 
Electives 
1833 
Total Credit Hours Required 
126 

(SL) = Course(s) with fieldbased servicelearning component.
Minimum GPA Required for Graduation from Dallas Baptist University
DBU requires a minimum cumulative, major, and minor GPA of 2.0 (comprised of transfer and DBU hours).
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