This minor is an interdisciplinary program consisting of required courses in biology, programming, statistics, and bioinformatics.


Eight credits of coursework must be unique to the minor and students must complete all coursework with a minimum GPA of 2.00. For policies governing all minors, see AP.5.3.4 Minors.

For policies governing all undergraduate programs, see AP.5 Undergraduate Policies.

Banner Code: BNF

Minor Requirements

Total credits: 19-20

Students should refer to the Admissions & Policies tab for specific policies related to this program.

Students must complete the following courses with a minimum GPA of 2.00.


BINF 401Bioinformatics and Computational Biology I3
BINF 402Bioinformatics and Computational Biology II3
BIOL 213Cell Structure and Function4
BIOL 482Introduction to Molecular Genetics3
STAT 250Introductory Statistics I (Mason Core)3
or STAT 344 Probability and Statistics for Engineers and Scientists I
CS 112Introduction to Computer Programming (Mason Core)3-4
or IT 306 Data Structures and Algorithms in Java
Total Credits19-20