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  Nov 23, 2017
 
 
    
Rensselaer Catalog 2017-2018

Bioinformatics and Molecular Biology


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This degree program is designed to prepare students for admission to graduate or professional school. The philosophy behind it is to leave as many options as possible to the student. This flexibility is essential for those students who have specific interests and goals other than those spelled out in more traditional curricula. This curriculum requires a minimum of 128 credit hours.

First Year


Fall


  • HASS Elective Credit Hours: 4

Spring


  • HASS Elective Credit Hours: 4

Second Year


Fall


  • HASS Elective Credit Hours: 4

Third Year


Summer Arch*


*For students who have applied for and been granted an exception, the Summer Arch courses would be taken during the fall semester. For listing of the exception process go to: http://info.rpi.edu/arch/students/#ExceptionProcess.

  • HASS Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Elective Credit Hours: 4

Fall or Spring*


*Students pursuing the BFMB major must select the Spring as their on-campus semester.

  • HASS Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Depth Elective Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 1 below)

Fourth Year


Fall


  • HASS Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Depth Elective
    (See footnote 1 below)

Spring


  • Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Culminating Experience Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnotes 2 and 3 below)
  • Depth Elective Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 1 below)

Depth Elective Courses


Summer Courses*


*Summer Courses available to Summer Arch students in all programs with science requirements.

Footnotes


  1. Depth elective. Choose three, at least four credit from each list. Four-credit courses may be satisfied with pre-approved transfer credits.
  2. May  not be satisfied with transfer credits.
  3. BIOL 4990 Senior Research Thesis, BIOL 4900 Team Research or BIOL 4940 Readings in Biology with prior approval of a BFMB faculty member.

 

 

 

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