Bioinformatics Sample Program

These are example course schedules only. Ideal schedules will vary between students based on interests and past coursework, and some of the classes listed may not be offered every year. Students should discuss their own course schedules with their advisors.

Year 1, Fall (Program in Biomedical Sciences - PIBS)

COURSE TITLE HOURS
Bioinformatics 500 Success Skills in Bioinformatics 1
Bioinformatics 529 Bioinformatics Concepts and Algorithms 3
Bioinformatics 602 Bioinformatics Journal Club 1
Biostatistics 601 Probability and Distribution Theory† 4
Human Genetics 541 Molecular Genetics 3
PIBS 503 Research Responsibilities and Ethics 1
PIBS 600 Research Rotation 1-3
PIBS 800 PIBS Seminar Series 1

Year 1, Winter (PIBS)

COURSE TITLE HOURS
 Bioinformatics 575 Programming Laboratory in Bioinformatics 3
Bioinformatics 603 Bioinformatics Journal Club 1
Biostatistics 602 Biostatistical Inference† 4
Human Genetics 542 Molecular Basis of Human Genetic Disease 3
PIBS 504 Rigor, Reproducibility, and Transparency 1
PIBS 600 Research Rotation 1-3
PIBS 800 PIBS Seminar Series 1

Year 2, Fall (GSTP)

COURSE TITLE HOURS
Bioinformatics 990 Research 3
Biostatistics 666 Statistical Models and Numerical Methods in Human Genetics 3
Statistics 500 Statistical Learning I: Regression 3

Year 2, Winter (GSTP)

COURSE TITLE HOURS
Bioinformatics 545 High-Throughput Molecular Genomic and Epigenomic Data Analysis 3
Bioinformatics 990 Research 3
Statistics 503 Applied Multivariate Modeling 3

Year 3, Fall (GSTP)

COURSE TITLE HOURS
 Elective Course From another department (usually Statistics if pursuing a Statistics MS)

Year 3, Winter (GSTP)

COURSE TITLE HOURS
Biostatistics 866 Advanced Topics in Genetic Modeling 3

†Depending on their previous mathematical background and training, students might consider substituting Statistics 425 and 426 for Biostatistics 601 and 602.