Dec 14, 2018  
Rensselaer Catalog 2018-2019 
    
Rensselaer Catalog 2018-2019

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
    (See footnote 2 below)

Spring


  • HASS Elective Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 2 below)

Second Year


Fall


  • HASS Elective Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 2 below)

Third Year


Please note: The third and fourth year of the program vary depending upon which semester you choose to take away following The Arch Summer Semester. Please note the following differences in curriculum:

  • If students are going to be away during the Fall semester of their junior year, they should take the listed courses for each term and any courses under the Fall Away Track for years three and four of their program.
  • If students are going to be away during the Spring semester of their junior year, they should take the listed courses for each term and any courses under the Spring Away Track for years three and four of their program.

The Arch Summer Semester*


*For students who have applied for and been granted an exception, The Arch Summer courses will 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

(see footnote 2 below)

Fall Away Track


  • Elective Credit Hours: 2

Spring Away Track


  • HASS Elective Credit Hours: 4

(see footnote 2 below)

  • Elective Credit Hours: 4

Fall or Spring


  • Concentration Elective Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 3 below)

Fall Away Track


  • HASS Elective Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 2 below)
  • Elective Credit Hours: 4

Spring Away Track


  • Elective Credit Hours: 2

Fourth Year


Fall


  • HASS Elective Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 2 below)
  • Elective Credit Hours: 4

Fall Away Track


Spring Away Track


  • Concentration Elective Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 3 below)

 

Spring


  • Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Culminating Experience Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnotes 4 and 5 below)

Fall Away Track


  • Concentration Elective Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 3 below)
  • Elective Credit Hours: 4

Spring Away Track


  • Elective Credit Hours: 4

Concentration Elective Courses


Summer Courses*


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

Footnotes


  1. Students may substitute CHEM 1110 for CHEM 1100.
  2. Humanities, Arts, & Social Science (HASS) courses should add up to 24 credits.
  3. Concentration Elective. Choose one from each list. Four-credit courses may be satisfied with pre-approved transfer credits.
  4. May not be satisfied with transfer credits.
  5. BIOL 4990 Senior Research Thesis, BIOL 4900 Team Research, or BIOL 4940 Readings in Biology with prior approval of a BFMB faculty member, or any 4000 level course from the Concentration Elective list.

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