The Biological Data Analytics concentration combines required courses in data analytics and elective options in biology to provide students with the understanding of the type of data collected while conducting biological research and how to analyze it.

Graduate Assistantships are NOT available for students enrolled in the MA program.

Program Requirements

Major Requirements

 

BSCI 50196

INDIVIDUAL INVESTIGATION (repeated for 6 credit hours total) 1

6

BSCI 60104

BIOLOGICAL STATISTICS

4

BSCI 60110

CAREERS AND PROFESSIONAL SKILLS FOR BIOLOGISTS

2

BSCI 60184

RESPONSIBLE CONDUCT IN RESEARCH AND TEACHING-BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

2

BSCI 60191

SEMINAR IN BIOLOGY (repeated for 2 credit hours total) 2

2

   

Concentration Requirements (choose from the following):

                            3-4

BSCI 50218

INTRODUCTION TO GENOMICS

 

or BSCI 50220

BIOINFORMATICS

or BSCI 60107

REPRODUCIBLE QUANTITATIVE METHODS FOR ECOLOGICAL DATA

 

Concentration Electives (choose from the following):                                                   

 

                        12-13

BSCI 50141

EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN AND ANALYSIS IN MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

 

BSCI 50158

MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

 

BSCI 50159

MOLECULAR BIOLOGY LABORATORY

 

BSCI 50218

INTRODUCTION TO GENOMICS

 

BSCI 50220

BIOINFORMATICS

 

BSCI 50371

EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY

 

BSCI 50372

COMMUNITIES AND ECOSYSTEMS

 

BSCI 50373

POPULATION AND COMMUNITY ECOLOGY

 

BSCI 60107

REPRODUCIBLE QUANTITATIVE METHODS FOR ECOLOGICAL DATA

 

BSCI 60145

MEDICAL GENOMICS

 

CS 54202

MACHINE LEARNING AND DEEP LEARNING

 

CS 63015

DATA MINING TECHNIQUES

 

CS 63016

BIG DATA ANALYTICS

 

CS 63017

BIG DATA MANAGEMENT

 

CS 63018

PROBABILISTIC DATA MANAGEMENT

 

LIS 60010

THE INFORMATION LANDSCAPE

 

LIS 60030

PEOPLE IN THE INFORMATION ECOLOGY

 

Minimum Total Credit Hours:

31

 

Certification rules

K-12 teachers holding or pursuing a teaching certificate who are working on the Biology MA must take at least 18 hours of biological sciences courses. Students holding a bachelor’s degree without K-12 teacher certification must take at least 23 hours of biological science courses.

MA program has continuous enrollment. Click here to apply.