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Degree Plan Fall 2013/Spring 2014

Candidates entering with a Bachelor’s Degree need satisfactory completion of  37 credit hours of graduate courses as approved by the Program Director.

A. Major Field Core (13 credit hours):

  • BINF 7980 Research Seminar in Bioinformatics
  • COMP 6030 Introduction to Algorithms or COMP 7712 Algorithms Implementation and Problem Solving
  • COMP 7295 Introduction to Bioinformatics
  • MATH 6635 Introduction to Probability Theory
  • MATH 7643 Least/Sq Regr/Analysis

B. Biology: 6 credit hours chosen from:

  • BIOL 7131 Cell and Molecular Biology
  • BIOL 7440 Molecular Biology of Cancer
  • BIOL 7470 Advanced Bacterial Genetics
  • BINF 7701 Introduction to Genomics & Bioinformatics
  • BIOM 7004 Life Sciences I

C. Electives: 9-15 credit hours chosen from:

  • BIOL 6480 Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology
  • BIOL 7704 Problems in Genome Science
  • BIOM 7110 Biostatistics
  • CHEM 6415 Computational Chemistry
  • CHEM 7711 Approximate Chemical Modeling Methods
  • COMP 6014 Intro to Java Programming
  • COMP 6081 Software Engineering
  • COMP 6262 Programming in UNIX
  • COMP 6601 Models of Computation
  • COMP 7012 Foundation of Software Eng
  • COMP 7115 Database Systems
  • COMP 7116 Advanced Database Systems
  • COMP 7117 Topics in Database Management Systems
  • COMP 7118 Data Mining
  • COMP 7212 Operating & Distributed Systems
  • COMP 7282 Evolutionary Computations
  • COMP 7290 Molecular Computing
  • COMP 7612 Foundations of Computing
  • COMP 7717 Topics in Algorithm
  • COMP 7740 Neural Networks
  • COMP 7780 Natural Lang Processing
  • MATH 6607 Introduction to SAS Programming
  • MATH 6636 Intro Statistical Theory
  • MATH 7221 Stat Gene Expression
  • MATH 7607 Adv Prog in SAS
  • MATH 7641 Analysis of Variance
  • MATH 7642 Design of Experiments
  • MATH 7647 Nonparametric Methods
  • MATH 7657 Multivariate Methods
  • MATH 7660 Applied Time Series Analysis
  • MATH 7680 Bayesian Inference
  • MATH 7685 Statistical Computing and Simulation
  • MATH 7695 Bootstrap and Other Resampling Methods
  • MIS 7605 Bus Database Sys

Candidates may choose to focus on statistics or computer science by selecting from a large number of graduate classes offered in the respective departments as approved by the Program Director.  Please refer to the Graduate Catalog http://memphis.edu/gradcatalog/ for degree plan specifications and http://www.memphis.edu/gradcatalog/deg_req/masters.php for minimum requirements for Master's Degree.

D. Thesis or Project

Candidates may choose to write and defend a thesis project. These candidates must complete the following classes:

  •  BINF 7996 Thesis or BINF 7992 Bioinformatics Project

For more information, visit http://cas.memphis.edu/binf or contact the Bioinformatics Director: Dr. Ramin Homayouni, Bioinformatics@memphis.edu.

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