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Bioinformatics and Computational Biology BS - Computer Science and Engineering Concentration - Program Requirements

(HEGIS: 04.00 BIOLOGICAL SCI UNCLASSFD, CIP: 26.1103 Bioinformatics)

Completing the Bioinformatics and Computational Biology BS - Computer Science and Engineering Concentration Program

Academic Requirements

Students seeking an undergraduate degree from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences must have a minimum GPA of 2.000 in technical classes (engineering, math, and science classes). To maintain academic standards and determine eligibility for continued enrollment, the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences reviews the academic records of all students in an approved undergraduate SEAS major. This academic review is conducted at the end of each fall and spring semester.

View the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Academic Review Policy.

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Transfer Credit Policy

Transfer students must first apply to the university and meet the university transfer admission requirements. SUNY Seamless Transfer is a SUNY-wide program intended to make transferring to UB and other SUNY schools simple and efficient. Information about the Transfer Path for this major can be found on the SUNY website. Students are encouraged to contact their academic advisor or department to discuss how their coursework will apply to their degree.

Transfer students who have completed an engineering science program at a community college or the first three years of a 3+2 program at a four-year college can typically expect to enter the third year of an engineering program at the University at Buffalo. Graduates of technology programs receive limited transfer credit and can expect three to four years of study at the university to complete the requirements.

Prerequisite Courses

BIO 305 Fundamentals of Biological Chemistry
CHE 101 General Chemistry I w/ CHE 113 Lab
CHE 102 General Chemistry II w/ CHE 114 Lab
CSE 115 Introduction to Computer Science
CSE 116 Introduction to Computer Science
MTH 141 College Calculus I
MTH 142 College Calculus I

Required Courses

BCH 419 Introduction to Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
BIO 200 Evolutionary Biology
BIO 201 Cell Biology
BIO 211 Cell Biology Lab
BIO 302 Intro to Molecular Biology
BIO 315 Bio Chem Lab
BIO 319 Genetics
CHE 201 Organic Chemistry
CSE 191 Discrete Structures
CSE 250 Data Structures
CSE 331 Algorithms and Complexity
CSE 494 Senior Capstone
CSE 498 Undergraduate Research (7 credits)
CSE 499 Independent Study (3 credits)
EAS 199 UB Seminar
MTH 411 Probability or STA 301 Intro To Probability
MTH 412 Intro to Statistical Inference or STA 302 Intro to Statistical Inference
Free elective
Restricted elective: 3xx or 4xx course, any department
Two CSE 3xx/4xx Technical Electives
*CSE 438/MTH 438 is an optional additional course.

Total Credit Hours Required

Total credit hours required for the Bioinformatics and Computational Biology BS - Computer Science and Engineering Concentration degree
Credits Required for Major98
Additional Credits Required for UB CurriculumĀ 23
Additional Credits Required for Electives0
Total Credits Required for Degree121

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This chart should not be used for financial aid purposes.

Published: Nov 28, 2022 13:03:03