Computer Applications for Life Sciences

BIO 4300 3 Quarter Hours
Course Level CPS - Undergraduate Quarter
Description Seeks to provide both the theoretical underpinnings of computational methods used in biology and practical training in use of these methods. Specifically, topics focus on computational techniques used to manage biological information and analyze biological data. These include computational methods in molecular biology (analysis of protein, transcriptional, and nucleic acid sequences); biological modeling and simulation (including computer models of enzyme kinetics and bacterial mutation); computer-aided identification of microorganisms; and forensic science. Uses programming methods and the Internet to offer students an opportunity to understand sequence alignment and searches of sequences in a genome. The course is intended for students with a background in biology and some object-oriented programming experience such as Visual Basic.


Students should refer to the CPS Prerequisite Table for course prerequisite and corequisite information.


Course Sections

There are no current sections scheduled for this course. Undergraduate course numbers changed beginning with the Fall 2016 term. Please make sure you are using the current course number.
Next Term Starts
  • Summer Graduate
    Jul 10, 2017 (4-, 6-, and 8-week classes)
    Aug 7, 2017 (4-week classes)
  • Fall Undergraduate
    Sep 4, 2017 (7.5- and 15-week classes)
    Oct 25, 2017 (7.5-week classes)
  • Fall Graduate
    Sep 18, 2017 (6- and 12-week classes)
    Oct 30, 2017 (6-week classes)

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