The bioinformatics minor is designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of the concepts and topics in bioinformatics. Students will gain knowledge and skills to use computational tools and computing technology to model, analyze, store, retrieve, manage, present, and visualize biological data. The data to be processed are large amounts of molecular biology data such as DNA sequences and proteins. The courses included in the bioinformatics minor are the introductory and advanced courses in biology, computer science, and statistics. This minor is offered jointly by computer science department and the mathematics & statistics department.