B.S. in Bioinformatics - Biology Minor

St. Mary’s University Core 1
SMC 1301Foundations of Civilization3
SMC 1311Foundations of Reflection:Self3
SMC 1312Foundations of Reflection: Nature3
SMC 1313Foundations of Reflection: Others3
SMC 1314Foundations of Reflection: God3
SMC 2301Foundations of Practice: Ethics3
SMC 2302Foundations of Practice: Civic Engagement and Social Action3
SMC 2303Foundations of Practice:Fine Arts and Creative Process3
SMC 2304Foundations of Practice: Literature3
School of Science, Engineering, and Technology Specific Core
Speech3
Select one of the following:
Fundamentals of Oral Communication
Business and Professional Communication
Argumentation and Debate
Rhetoric & Composition 23
Rhetoric and Composition
Foreign Languages6
Select one of the following:
6 hours at the sophomore level (2311, 2312) in a Foreign Language previously studied for a minimum of one year
6 hours of introductory level (1311, 1312) in a Foreign Language not previously studied
12 hours of CLEP/AP credit
History/Social Science3
Fundamentals of Business Enterprise
Introduction to Criminal Justice
Adjudication of Social Issues
Introductory Macroeconomic Theory
Introductory Microeconomic Theory
Perspectives and Themes in Social Science
Organizational Behavior
American National Government
Texas State & Local Government
Introduction to Global Affairs
General Psychology
Introductory Sociology
Social Issues
Advanced Theology TH 33XX/43XX3
Fine Arts/Literature3
Select one from AR, DM, MU, or any EN23XX literature course
School of Science, Engineering, and Technology Courses
BL 1401General Biology for Majors I4
BL 1402General Biology for Majors II4
BL 2233Cell & Molecular Methods2
BL 2332Cell Biology3
BL 2330Genetic Principles3
BL 4451Biochemistry I4
CH 1401General Chemistry I4
CH 1402General Chemistry II4
CH 3411Organic Chemistry I4
CH 3412Organic Chemistry II4
CS 1310Programming I3
MT 2303Introduction to Probability and Statistics3
MT 2412Calculus I4
PY 1401General Physics I4
Bioinformatics Courses
BIO 3311Biostatistics for Life Sciences3
BIO 3312Algorithms for Computational Biology with PERL3
BIO 3313Big Data Concepts3
BIO 3314Internship/Research3
BIO 3411Introduction to Bioinformatics4
BIO 4311Bioinformatics Programming with R3
BIO 4312Bioinformatics Capstone3
BIO 4411Genes, Genomes and Genomics4
BIO 4412Transcriptomics, Proteomics and Metabolomics4
Proficiency in Information Technology and Information Literacy
For this major, this requirement will be fulfilled by successfully completing BL 2233.
Total Semester Hours128
First Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours 
BL 14014BL 14024 
CH 14014CH 14024 
SMC 13XX3MT 24124 
SMC 13XX3EN 13113 
ND 01010SMC 13XX3 
 14 18 
Second Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours 
BL 22332BIO 33113 
BL 2332 or 23303BIO 34114 
CH 34114BL 2330 or 23323 
CS 13103CH 34124 
MT 23033SMC 13XX3 
 15 17 
Third Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester HoursSummerSemester Hours
BIO 33123BIO 33133BIO 33143
BIO 44114BIO 44124 
BL 44514PY 14014 
Social Science3SMC 23XX3 
SMC 13XX3SMC 23XX3 
 17 17 3
Fourth Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours 
BIO 43113BIO 43123 
Speech/Communication3Fine Arts/Literature3 
Foreign Language I3Foreign Language II3 
SMC 23XX3Advanced Theology3 
SMC 23XX3  
 15 12 
Total Semester Hours 128