Program Requirements

General Program Requirements:
Number of Credits Required Beyond the Baccalaureate: 30

Required Courses:

Core Courses
BIOL 5312Biostatistics3
BIOL 5403Genomics3
BIOL 5411Structural Bioinformatics I3
BIOL 5506Professional Development Seminar for PSM in Biotechnology1
BIOL 5509Computational Genomics3
BIOL 5511Ethics in Bioinformatics2
BIOL 5514Biological Models in Python3
CHEM 5412Structural Bioinformatics II3
Electives
Select two courses from within one of the foundational areas below:6
Computational Bioinformatics
CIS 5015
Scripting for Sciences and Business
CIS 5105
IT Process Management
CIS 5106
System Development Processes
CIS 5107
Comp Systems Security&Privacy
CIS 5108
Emerging Technologies
CIS 9669
Distributed and Parallel Computer Systems
Genetics/Genomics
BIOL 3101
Evolution
BIOL 3211
Human Evolution
BIOL 5225
Evolutionary Genetics Genomics
BIOL 5479
Biotechnology
BIOL 5505
Ethics Regulation and Policy in Biotechnology
Structural Bioinformatics
CHEM 3405
Physical Chemistry of Biomolecules
CHEM 5301
Quantum Chemistry
CHEM 5302
Statistical Thermodynamics
CHEM 8302
Computational Chemistry
PS 8128
Principles in Drug Discovery
Capstone Course
BIOL 9995Capstone Project 13
Total Credit Hours30

Plan of Study Grid

Year 1
FallCredit Hours
BIOL 5403Genomics3
BIOL 5411Structural Bioinformatics I3
BIOL 5514Biological Models in Python3
 Term Credit Hours9
Spring
BIOL 5509Computational Genomics3
CHEM 5412Structural Bioinformatics II3
Elective3
 Term Credit Hours9
Year 2
Fall
BIOL 5312Biostatistics3
BIOL 5506Professional Development Seminar for PSM in Biotechnology1
BIOL 5511Ethics in Bioinformatics2
BIOL 9995Capstone Project1
 Term Credit Hours7
Spring
BIOL 9995Capstone Project2
Elective3
 Term Credit Hours5
 Total Credit Hours: 30

Culminating Events:
Capstone Project:
BIOL 9995 Capstone Project constitutes a culminating event of the Bioinformatics P.S.M. and requires the submission of a written project and oral presentation of the results. Capstone research may be completed in any laboratory at Temple University at the invitation of the Principal Investigator (PI) or through an internship/co-op/full-time job in the field of Bioinformatics in industry, the healthcare system, or a government agency. Since all P.S.M. in Bioinformatics classes are offered in the evening, students can avail themselves of these opportunities during the day. The process of locating internships is facilitated by the P.S.M. in Bioinformatics program based on the specific research and career interests of the individual student.