This module concentrates on the computational aspects of bioinformatics, while at the same time providing students with enough background in the biosciences to appreciate the contexts in which computation is applied. The Honors Specialization in Bioinformatics leads to a degree that is accredited by the Computer Science Accreditation Council, the academic arm of the Canadian Information Processing Society, under its interdisciplinary program criteria.
Completion of first-year requirements with no failures. Students must have an average of at least 70% in 4.0 principal courses, with no mark in these principal courses below 60%, including:
Note: Biology 1201A
with a mark of at least 70% may be used in place of Biology 1001A
, and Biology 1202B
with a mark of at least 70% may be used in place of Biology 1002B
Students taking this module must see a Departmental Counsellor in Computer Science for advice concerning the order in which courses have to be taken.
1.0 course: Biochemistry 2280A, Biology 2581A/B.
0.5 course: Chemistry 2213A/B.
6.0 courses: Computer Science 2208A/B, Computer Science 2209A/B, Computer Science 2210A/B, Computer Science 2211A/B, Computer Science 2212A/B/Y, Computer Science 3305A/B, Computer Science 3319A/B, Computer Science 3331A/B, Computer Science 3340A/B, Computer Science 4460Z, Computer Science 4462A/B, Computer Science 4463A/B.
0.5 course from: Computer Science 2214A/B, Mathematics 2155F/G or the former Mathematics 2155A/B.
0.5 course from: Computer Science 3307A/B/Y, Computer Science 3346A/B.
0.5 course from: Computer Science 4461A/B, the former Biochemistry 4445F.
0.5 course from: Biology 2290F/G, Chemistry 2223B.
0.5 course from: Biochemistry 3381A, Biology 3592A/B, Biology 3593A/B.
1.0 course from: Computer Science 4411A/B, Computer Science 4412A/B, Computer Science 4432A/B, Computer Science 4445A/B.
0.5 additional course from: Mathematics 2156A/B, Computer Science courses at the 3000 level or above.
0.5 course from: Statistical Sciences 2141A/B, Statistical Sciences 2244A/B or Statistical Sciences 2857A/B, Statistical Sciences 2657A, Biology 2244A/B.