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Nano-Passion
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Nov21-12, 12:15 AM
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What do you think about a major such as bioinformatics versus a major in physics and minor in mathematics or a major in 'cell biology& neuroscience' w/ minor in computer science in terms of preparing me for computational neuroscience -- taking in mind that I've completed courses such as linear algebra and classical mechanics. I am interested in computational models of brain processes.

Here is the syllabus for bioinformatics:


R120:101 General Biology I (3-3-4)
Chem 125 General Chemistry I (3-0-3)
Math 111 Calculus I (4-1-4)
HUM 101 English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking I (3-0-3)
BNFO 135 Programming for Bioinformatics (3-0-3)
CS 107 Computing as a Career (1-0-1)

2nd Semester

R120:102 General Biology II (3-3-4)
Chem 124 General Chemistry Laboratory (0-2-1)
Chem 126 General Chemistry II (3-0-3)
Math 112 Calculus II (4-1-4)
BNFO 136 Programming for Bioinformatics II (3-0-3)

SECOND YEAR: 1st Semester

R120:201 (Foundations of Biology) (3)
R120:202 (Foundations of Biology laboratory) (1)
R120:352 Genetics (3)
CS 241 Foundations of Computer Science I (3-0-3)
Math 333 Probability and Statistics (3-0-3)
HUM 102 English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking II (3-0-3)

2nd Semester

R120:356 Molecular Biology (3)
Chem 243 Organic Chemistry I (3-0-3)
Social Science (GUR) (3)
BNFO 240 Principles of Bioinformatics II (3-0-3)
Econ 201 Economics (3-0-3)
CS 207 Computing and Effective Communication (1-0-1)

THIRD YEAR:1st Semester

Phys 111 Physics I (3-0-3)
Phys 111A Physics I Laboratory (0-2-1)
* BNFO 340 Data Analysis for Bioinformatics (3-0-3)
HUM 211 The Pre-Modern World (3-0-3)
HUM 212 The Modern World (3-0-3)
Hist 213 The Twentieth-Century World (3-0-3)
CS 431 Database System Design and Management (3-0-3)
Elective (Free) (3-0-3)

2nd Semester

Math 337 Linear Algebra (3-0-3)
Mgmt 390 Principles of Management (3-0-3)
Elective SP (Specialty Elective) (3-0-3)
CS 435 Advanced Data Structures and Algorithm Design (3-0-3)
IS 350 Computers, Society and Ethics (3-0-3)
PE (Physical Education) (1)

FOURTH YEAR:1st semester

* BNFO 482 Databases and Data Mining in Bioinformatics (3-0-3)
Eng 340 Oral Presentations (3-0-3)
Eng 352 Technical Writing (3-0-3)
Elective SP (Specialty Elective) (3-0-3)
Elective SP (Specialty Elective) (3-0-3)
Elective (Free) (3-0-3)
PE (Physical Education) (1)

2nd Semester

BNFO 491 Computer Science Project (3-0-3)
HSS Cap (Capstone Seminar:GUR) (3-0-3)
Elective GUR (Lit/Hist/Phil/STS:GUR) (3-0-3)
Elective SP (Specialty Elective) (3-0-3)
Elective (Free) (3-0-3)
CS 407 Professional Development in Computing (1-0-1)
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