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Undergraduate program at the MCB

Bachelor of Science, Minor in Computational Molecular Biology

Currently, at McGill there is a Minor in Computational Molecular Biology offered by the Department of Computer Science. This minor is intended for students majoring in the "biological sciences" (e.g., biology, biochemistry, immunology and microbiology) who are also serious about the computational and mathematical aspects of Bioinformatics. It is important to note that this is not intended as simply an "Introduction to Bioinformatics". Instead, students are required to complete core courses of the computer science curriculum and several (3 or 4) courses specific to Computational Biology. Students who complete this program will be very well versed in the basis of Bioinformatics and will be in a good position to study Bioinformatics at the graduate level.

Required Courses (24 credits)

MATH 240 Discrete Structures 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


COMP 202 Foundations of Programming 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


COMP 251 Algorithms and Data Structures 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


COMP 360 Algorithm Design 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


COMP 462 Computational Biology Methods 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


COMP 564 Computational Gene Regulation 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Please email the secretary [at] mcb [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (MCB secretary) for more information on these programs and any other concerns that you may have.