The Genomics Interdisciplinary Minor at Davidson

The mission of the Genomics minor is to expand students understanding of biology to incorporate bioinformatic and genomic methods for asking questions, collecting data, and solving problems.

Students who participate in the Genomics program will: 1) pursue careers of their choosing that use their interdisciplinary genomics training; 2) analyze complex datasets to discern patterns and detect connections between seemingly unrelated biological events; and 3) communicate complex, data-rich information clearly and concisely.

The genomics interdisciplinary minor fulfills National Research Council recommendations to provide undergraduates with a strong foundation in biological, mathematical, physical and information sciences. The diverse academic background provided by this interdisciplinary minor in the context of a liberal arts education will help prepare students of all majors for exciting fields such as drug discovery, pharmaceutical industry, biomedical sciences, patent law, and ethics.

You may also apply for a genomics or bioinformatics major through the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies.

Courses You Might Take

CHE 330

Experimental Biological Chem

Instructor 
Myers

Chemistry and mechanisms of gene expression, signal transduction, and advanced metabolism.

Prerequisites
Chemistry 230.  Biology 111 recommended. One laboratory meeting per week. (Fall)

PSY 304

Psy Research: Memory

Instructor
Multhaup

Research methods, concepts, and empirical findings in the field of memory are explored in lecture and extensive laboratory experience. Emphasis is on human memory. Participation in research as subjects and experimenters is required.  Recommended completion by Fall of senior year…

CSC 321

Analysis of Algorithms

Instructor
Wiedenbeck

Algorithm design strategies, including greedy, divide-and-conquer, and dynamic programming methods.  Advanced data structures, including balanced search trees, graphs, heaps, and priority queues.  Advanced methods of searching and sorting.  Computational complexity and analysis of algorithms.  NP-complete problems.

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