Ben Gurion University, Math & CS Dept.

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Bioinformatics Track - Recommended Schedule

This is the recommended 3-year schedule. Notice that the bioinformatics track is very demanding and requires large efforts from the students, including self-studying materials from courses not in the track. For this reason, students may consider spanning their studies for 4 years. This will allow them to take a few additional important courses that are NOT in the track. A list of these additional recommended courses appears at the bottom. Some of the listed courses may be counted as credits for M.Sc studies.
 
Semester I


153-15041 Advanced English 1  0.0
201-10011  Differential & Integral Calculus A1  6.0 
201-10201  Introduction to Logic &Set Theory  5.0 
202-11001  Computer Lab. Instruction 0.0 
202-11011  Introduction to Computer Science  5.0 
203-10111  Introduction to Physics 1(1*) 0.0 
204-10011  Introduction to Chemistry (1*) 0.0 
205-11011  Molecular Biology of the Cell  3.5 
299-11121 Library Instruction 0.0

Total
19.5 

 

Semester II

153-15051  Advanced English 2  2.0 
201-10021  Differential & Integral Calculus A2  5.0 
201-12041  Data Structures  4.5 
201-19041  Introduction to Linear Algebra A  4.5 
203-10121  Introduction to Physics 2 (1*) 0.0 
201-12201  Discrete Mathematics  5.0 

Total
21.0 

Semester III 

201-18001 Probability 4.5 
202-12001 Unix Laboratory 1.0 
202-12011  Automata and Formal Languages  4.5 
202-12031  Systems Programming  5.0 
204-11111  Intr. to Analytical Chemistry A 2.5 
204-11121  General Chemistry A  5.0 

Total
22.5 

Semester IV 

202-12041  Design of Algorithms  5.0 
202-12051  Principles of Programming Languages  5.0 
203-11391  Physics 1 for Chemical Eng. and Chemistry students 3.5 
204-11721  Introduction to Organic Chemistry  3.5 
204- 12211 Physical Chemistry for Bio-Informatics (2*) 4.5 

Total
21.5 

Semester V 

202-13021  Compiler Principles  4.5 
202-14xx1 Mini Project 1  2.0 
202- 15xx1 Computer Science Elective 2.0 -3.0 
201-12611  Optimization, Pattern Matching and Search Algorithms (3*) 4.0 
205-11691  Biochemistry A  2.5 
205-13491  From Gene to Protein  3.0 

Total
18.0 - 19.0

Semester VI 

201-18011  Mathematical Statistics  4.0 
202-18101  Bioinformatics: Theory and Practice 4.0 
202-14xx1 Mini Project 2  2.0 
205-11611  Basic Genetics  3.0 
205-11701  Biochemistry B  2.5 
205-11723  Basic Biochemistry Laboratory  1.5 
205-2479 Genetic Engineering  2.5 

Total
19.5 

(1*) Students who studied for five units in physics or chemistry for "Bagrut" do not need to take the corresponding introductory courses.

Students that need to complete both Intro. to Chemistry and Intro. to Physics 1, may consider to take one of these courses in a later

semester.

(2*) Instead of the previous two courses : Physical  chemistry A 1 and 2.

(3*) Moved from semester IV

Total credits: 124.0
 

List of additional courses recommended for those students spanning their studies through 4 years. The list is in descending order of relevance to the track.

Additional recommended courses: