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Bioinformatics (A.S.) (Athens State)


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Natural Science
Associate of Science Degree

Bioinformatics A.S. (Athens State)

The Bioinformatics A.S. is a 2+2 program with Athens State University. The 2+2 program of study leads to the Associate of Science (A.S.) degree, Bioinformatics Emphasis, from Motlow State Community College (MSCC) and a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Biology – Bioinformatics Option from Athens State University.

Students will be broadly educated in the supporting academic disciplines that contribute to bioinformatics by developing a solid foundation in the principles of computing and biology with additional coursework in mathematics, chemistry, and advanced courses in computing and biology.

Practical Experience

You will be introduced to the following:

  • Critical thinking
  • In-depth research and analysis
  • Interaction with students and instructors
  • Exposure to fascinating coursework, lectures, and classroom interaction

Career Opportunities

Our Associate of Science Degree in Bioinformatics qualifies you for transfer into the 2+2 program with Athens State University. Completion of a four-year baccalaureate program prepares you for further study toward a master’s degree or higher. Students who hold a higher degree could anticipate a career in any one of the following areas:

  • Hospital research
  • Pharmaceutical data
  • Data scientist
  • Computational biology

 

GENERAL EDUCATION (41-42 credit hours)


Humanities/Fine Arts (9 credit hours)


History (6 credit hours)


Natural Science (8 credit hours)


Mathematics (3 credit hours)


AREA OF EMPHASIS REQUIREMENTS (20-21 credit hours)


Area of Emphasis Notes for Transferring Students


  • Organic Chemistry I must be taken at Athens State.
  • A placement test for CISP 1010  and CISP 1020  can be taken at Athens at no charge.

Semester Hours Credit: 61-62*


*All bioinformatics majors who are required to take Learning Support must also complete MSCC 1300 - First-Year Experience .

 

Recommended Full-Time Schedule (Fall or Spring Start)


The following is a recommended full-time schedule. Learning Support, pre-requisites, and other academic factors may impact this schedule.  See your advisor to create a degree plan.

GPS (Graduation Planning System), along with the correct catalog, should be utilized by students for all of their educational planning.  Students can monitor their progress toward a degree or certificate and view missing requirements with the GPS audit, which is accessible through MyMotlow.

Recommended Part-Time Schedule (Fall and Spring Start)


The following is a recommended part-time schedule. Learning Support, pre-requisites, and other academic factors may impact this schedule.  See your advisor to create a degree plan.

GPS (Graduation Planning System), along with the correct catalog, should be utilized by students for all of their educational planning.  Students can monitor their progress toward a degree or certificate and view missing requirements with the GPS audit, which is accessible through MyMotlow.

Semester One (7 credit hours)


Semester Two (9 credit hours)


Semester Three (10 credit hours)


Semester Four (6 credit hours)


Semester Six (7 credit hours)


Semester Eight (8 credit hours)


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