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

CSC 371

Machine Learning

Instructor
M. Kuchera

A survey of the field of machine learning, with an introduction to the fundamental algorithms in the field and the theory underpinning them. Topics include techniques for regression, classification, ensemble methods, and dimensionality reduction.

Counts towards the…

BIO 307

Immunology

Instructor
Sarafova

In no other time has it been more relevant to understand how the immune system works than in the COVID19 era. However, we must prioritize health - personal and that of the community - while also doing our…

PSY 324

Functional Neuroanatomy

Instructor
Ramirez

(Cross-listed as Biology 332.) Intensive readings in molecular neurobiology, neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, and/or behavior. Students: 1) make classroom presentations of critical analyses of the course readings; 2) conduct laboratory research or hospital rounds; and 3) submit an annotated bibliography…