2021-2022 Samford University Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jul 20, 2024  
2021-2022 Samford University Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bioinformatics Minor for Biology or Biochemistry Majors

The bioinformatics minor is an interdisciplinary program merging insights and techniques from the fields of biology, computer science, mathematics, and information technology. Computational methods lead to the discovery of new biological insights and the creation of global perspectives from which to discover unifying principles in biology, pharmacology, and medicine.

Three versions of the bioinformatics minor are available. Students majoring in biology or biochemistry should follow the table below. Students majoring in computer science or any other discipline should follow one of two bioinformatics minor tables as seen in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science  section.

Bioinformatics Minor for Biology or Biochemistry Majors: 24 Credits

Total Required Credits: 24


  • BIOL 405  must be one of the elective courses taken for the biology major.
  • Biology majors may not use BIOL 306 /COSC 306  or BIOL 407 /COSC 407  to satisfy both the biology major and the bioinformatics minor requirements.