Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College
Bioinformatics

Academics

Major

Major requirements

Bioinformatics major worksheet

The major consists of a minimum of 12 courses with at least three at the 300 level and a capstone experience.

Required courses
BIO 112 Cells and Genes
BIO 211 Genetics
BIO 305 Biochemistry
or BIO 316 Molecular Biology and Genomics

CHEM 153 Chemical Principles
CHEM 253 Organic Chemistry I

COMP 115 Robots, Games and Problem Solving
or COMP 242 DNA
COMP 116 Data Structures
One 300-level Computer Science (COMP 325 Database Systems is recommended)

MATH 141 Introductory Statistics
or MATH 151 Accelerated Statistics
MATH 241 Theory of Probability
or MATH 251 Methods of Data Analysis (recommended)

Capstone – to be determined by faculty in your area of interest.

Electives
Two (2) electives, at least one at the 300 level or above, from the following list of recommended courses from biology, computer science, chemistry, mathematics, or philosophy.

Biology
BIO 219 Cell Biology
BIO 221 Microbiology
BIO 254 Developmental Biology
BIO 303 Evolution
BIO 317 Molecular Ecology and Evolution

Chemistry
CHEM 254 Organic Chemistry II
CHEM 355 Chemical Thermodynamics

Computer Science
COMP 215 Algorithms
COMP 255 Artificial Intelligence

Mathematics
MATH 101 Calculus I
MATH 104 Calculus II
MATH 211 Discrete Mathematics
MATH 236 Multivariable Calculus
MATH 241 Theory of Probability
MATH 342 Mathematical Statistics

Philosophy
PHIL 241 Bio-Ethics

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