Genomics and Bioinformatics at Davidson

The mission of the Genomics and Bioinformatics department 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 program will: 1) pursue careers of their choosing that use their interdisciplinary 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.

Genomics Minor

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.

Genomic or Bioinformatics Interdisciplinary Major

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

Courses You Might Take

PSY 282

Learning

Instructors
Ramirez, Smith

Overview of major topics in learning: elicitation, classical conditioning, reinforcement, punishment, problem solving, behavioral economics, and verbal behavior. Focus on empirical data, research methodology, and technologies generated from learning research.

Satisfies the Social-Scientific Thought requirement.

Prerequisites
Psychology 101.

CHE 230

Intro to Biological Chemistry

Instructors
Myers

Introduction to the chemistry of biological systems. Includes the study of amino acids and proteins, nucleic acids, lipids, carbohydrates, enzymes and enzyme mechanisms, and the chemistry of important metabolic pathways and regulatory mechanisms.

Satisfies the Natural Science requirement.
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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…