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:
, or the former Biology 1222 or 1223; Chemistry 1301A/B
, or 1100A/B and 1200B, or the former 1050; Computer Science 1025A/B
or Engineering Science 1036A/B
; Computer Science 1027A/B
, in either case with a mark of at least 65%; 1.0 course from: Applied Mathematics 1201A/B
, Calculus 1000A/B
, Mathematics 1600A/B
, or the former Calculus 1100A/B,
1201A/B, Linear Algebra 1600A/B.
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 2581B.
0.5 course: Chemistry 2213A/B.
6.0 courses: Computer Science 2208A/B, 2209A/B, 2210A/B, 2211A/B, 2212A/B/Y, 3305A/B, 3319A/B, 3331A/B, 3340A/B, 4460Z, 4462A/B, 4463A/B.
0.5 course from: Computer Science 2214A/B, Mathematics 2155A/B.
0.5 course from: Computer Science 3307A/B/Y, 3346A/B.
0.5 course from: Biochemistry 4445F, Computer Science 4461A/B.
0.5 course from: Biology 2290F/G, Chemistry 2223B.
0.5 course from: Biochemistry 3381A, Biology 3592A, 3593B.
1.0 course from: Computer Science 4411A/B,4412A/B, 4432A/B, 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, 2244A/B or 2857A/B, or the former Statistical Sciences 2122A/B, 2657A, Biology 2244A/B.