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

PSY 302

Psy Res:Behavior Pharmacology

Instructor
Smith

Students conduct experiments on the effects of drugs on human and animal behavior. Scientific writing is a strong focus in this course, with students writing research reports on each experiment. Students are required to propose a novel line…

BIO 201

Genetics

Instructors 
El Bejjani, Hales, Sarafova

Integration of molecular and classical genetics, including the physical nature of genetic material, the many levels of gene and genome regulation, transmission of genetic information and patterns of inheritance, gene mapping/identification via traditional and modern…

CSC 221

Data Structures

Instructor
Cameron

A study of abstract data types, including lists, stacks, queues, and search tables, and their supporting data structures, including arrays, linked lists, binary search trees, and hash tables. Implications of the choice of data structure on the efficiency of…