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Focus Area Courses

Depth courses are designed to provide detailed knowledge of bioinformatics and computational biology.

Certificate Students will complete one director-approved depth course (3 credits) outside the focus area.

M.S. Students will complete 6 credits of depth courses in the chosen focus area and 3 credits in the other area (9 credits).

Ph.D. Students will complete 9 credits of depth courses in the chosen focus area and 6 credits in the other area (15 credits).

Suggested depth courses are listed below, but other courses may be used. Thus, these depth courses are flexible but must be approved by committee members and the BCB director.

Focus Area: Computer Science/Mathematical Sciences

Course ID Course Name Credits
BCB 511 Applied Bioinformatics 3 credits
Biol 526
Systems Biology
3 credits
CS 511 Parallel Programming 3 credits
CS 512 Parallel Algorithms 3 credits
CS 570 Artificial Intelligence 3 credits
CS 572 Evolutionary Computation 3 credits
CS 576 Data Mining Topics and Techniques 3 credits
Math 451 Probability Theory 3 credits
Math 452 Mathematical Statistics 3 credits
Math 538 Stochastic Models 3 credits
Math 428 Numerical Methods 3 credits
Phys 533 Statistical Thermodynamics 3 credits
Stat 519 Multivariate Analysis 3 credits
Stat 565 Computer Intensive Methods 3 credits

Focus Area: Biological Sciences

Course ID Course Name Credits
Biol 421 Advanced Evolution/Population Dynamics 3 credits
Biol 444 Genomics 3 credits
Biol 526
Systems Biology
3 credits
Biol 545 Principles of Systematic Biology
3 credits
Biol 547 Virology 3 credits
Biol 548 Evolutionary Ecology 3 credits
Biol 554
Biochemistry II
3 credits
Biol 562 Molecular Parasitology 3 credits
Biol 585 Prokaryotic Molecular Biology 3 credits
Biol 587 Eukaryotic Molecular Biology 3 credits
PlSc 588
Genetic Engineering
3 credits
WLF 561 Landscape Genetics 3 credits


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875 Perimeter Drive, MS 3051
Moscow, ID 83844-3051