Master of Science in Bioinformatics, Library and Information Science Concentration

A typical student will thus take 6 required courses (24 hours) 1 Biology, 1 Computer Science, 1 Fundamental Bioinformatics, and 3 Information Sciences. The student must then choose 3 courses (12 hours) of electives to complete the degree. It is strongly encouraged that up to 2 courses of these electives (8 hours) are thesis. Our expectation is that each student will arrange a custom program of study, suitable for the information management of their particular biological informatics application. Currently, this program requires students to be in residence in Champaign-Urbana.

Thesis Option

One course in three of the following areas from the department approved list: Information Organization and Knowledge Representation; Information Resources, Uses and Users; Information Systems; and Disciplinary Focus12
CS 411Database Systems3-4
Select one of the following:4
Bioinformatics
Applied Bioinformatics
Principles of Systematics
One course from the approved biology list4
IS 599Thesis Research8
Total Hours36

Other Requirements1

Other Requirements may overlap
A concentration is required.
Minimum 500-level Hours Required Overall: 12
Minimum GPA: 3.0
1

For additional details and requirements refer to the unit's Graduate Programs of Study and the Graduate College Handbook

Non-Thesis Option

One course in three of the following areas from the department approved list: Information Organization and Knowledge Representation; Information Resources, Uses and Users; Information Systems; and Disciplinary Focus12
CS 411Database Systems3-4
Select one of the following:4
Bioinformatics
Applied Bioinformatics
Principles of Systematics
One course from the approved biology list4
Total Hours36

Other Requirements1

Other Requirements may overlap
A concentration is required.
Minimum 500-level Hours Required Overall: 12
Minimum GPA: 3.0
1

For additional details and requirements refer to the unit's Graduate Programs of Study and the Graduate College Handbook