Bioinformatics

ATTENTION ALABAMA TWO-YEAR COLLEGE STUDENTS

If you plan to transfer to UAB from an Alabama Community College to study Bioinformatics, this page lists required and recommended courses in Areas I through V, including courses specifically required by UAB in Area V.

This is the transfer page that is referred to in the articulation guide. The AGSC articulation guide and this page comprise the articulation agreement for a major in Bioinformatics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Please print this page, fill in your name and today's date, and attach it to the Bioinformatics articulation guide:

Name (print): ___________________________________

Signature: _____________________________________

Date: _________________________________________

Core Curriculum Requirements

Students transferring from Alabama public two-year and four-year colleges and universities should consult the AGSC site for complete details regarding Areas I-IV for all majors, including the list of approved courses for each institution.

Specific requirements for students planning to transfer to UAB and major in Bioinformatics are included below.

AREA I - Written Composition (6 semester hours) 

"Requirements include at least 6 semester hours in written composition."

Alabama Community College System Courses/ UAB Course Equivalents

  • ENG 101 - English Composition I/ EH 101 - English Composition I
  • ENG 102 - English Composition II/ EH 102 - English Composition II

AREA II - Humanities and Fine Arts (12 semester hours)

"Requirements include at least 12 semester hours in humanities with a minimum of 3 semester hours in literature, 3 semester hours in the arts, and the remaining semester hours from the humanities and/or fine arts."  

Literature (3-6 Semester Hours)*

*Choose 1 or 2 sequences courses as a six hour sequence in history or literature is required.

Alabama Community College System Courses/ UAB Course Equivalents

  • ENG 251 - American Literature I/ EH 223 - American Literature I: Before 1865
  • ENG 252 - American Literature II/ EH 224 - American Literature II: 1865 - Present
  • ENG 261 - English Literature I/EH 221 - British & Irish Literature I: Before 1800
  • ENG 262 - English Literature II/ EH 222 - British & Irish Literature II: 1800 - Present
  • ENG 271 - World Literature IEH 217 - World Literature I: Before 1660
  • ENG 272 - World Literature II/ EH 218 - World Literature II: 1660 - Present

Fine Art (3 Semester Hours)

Alabama Community College System Courses/ UAB Course Equivalents

  • ART 100 - Art Appreciation/ ARH 101 - The Art Experience
  • ART 203 - Art History I/ ARH 203 - Ancient & Medieval Art
  • ART 204 - Art History II/ ARH 204 - Early Modern-Contemporary Art
  • MUS 101 - Music Appreciation/ MU 120 - Music Appreciation
  • THR 120 - Theatre Appreciation/ THR 100 - Introduction to Theatre
  • THR 126 - Introduction to Theatre/ CA2FA - Core Area II Fine Art Elective

Fine Art or Humanities (3-6 semester hours) 

Remaining hours can be chosen from other aArea II approved courses.  

AREA III - Natural Sciences and Mathematics (11 semester hours)  

"Requirements include at least 11 semester hours with at least 3 semester hours in mathematics at the pre-calculus algebra level or higher and at least 8 semester hours in the natural sciences which must include laboratory experiences."

Mathematics (3-4 Semester Hours)

Alabama Community College System Courses/ UAB Course Equivalents

  • MTH 110 - Finite Mathematics/ MA 110 - Finite Mathematics
  • MTH 112 - Pre-Calculus Algebra/ MA 105 - Pre-Calculus Algebra
  • MTH 113 - Pre-Calculus Trigonometry/ MA 106 - Pre-Calculus Trigonometry
  • MTH 115 - Pre-Calculus Algebra & Trigonometry/ MA 107 - Pre-Calculus Algebra & Trigonometry
  • MTH 125 - Calculus I/ MA 125 - Calculus I
  • MTH 126 - Calculus II/ MA 126 - Calculus II
  • MTH 227 - Calculus III/ MA 227 - Calculus III
  • MTH 237 - Linear Algebra/ MA 260 - Intro to Linear Algebra
  • MTH 238 - Applied Differential Equations/ MA 252 - Intro to Differential Equations

Natural Science (8 Semester Hours)

Select two courses:

Alabama Community College System Courses/ UAB Course Equivalents

  • BIO 101 - Introduction to Biology I + Lab/ BY 101 & BY 102 - Topics in Contemporary Biology & Lab
  • BIO 102 - Introduction to Biology II + Lab/ BY 111 & BY 112 - Ext. Topics in Contemporary Biology & Lab
  • CHM 104 - Intro to General Chemistry I/ CH 105 & CH 106 - Intro to Chemistry I & Lab
  • CHM 105 - Intro to General Chemistry II/ CH 107 & CH 108 - Intro to Chemistry II & Lab
  • CHM 111 - General Chemistry I/ CH 115 & CH 116 - General Chemistry I & Lab
  • CHM 112 - General Chemistry II/ CH 117 & CH 118 - General Chemistry II & Lab
  • GLY 101 - Introduction to Geology/ ES 101 & ES 102 - Physical Geology
  • PHY 120 - Introduction to Physics/ PHS 101 - Physical Science
  • PHY 201 - General Physics I/ PH 201 & PH 201L - College Physics I & Lab
  • PHY 202 - General Physics II/ PH 202 & PH 202L - College Physics II & Lab
  • PHY 213 - General Physics w/ Calculus I/PH 221 & PH 221L - General Physics I & Lab
  • PHY 214 - General Physics w/ Calculus II/ PH 222 & PH 222L - General Physics II & Lab 

AREA IV - History, Social, and Behavioral Sciences (12 semester hours) 

"Requirements include 12 semester hours with at least a 3 semester hour course in history and at least 6 semester hours from among other disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences.

History (3-6 semester hours)*

*Choose 1 or 2 sequenced courses as a six hour sequence in history or literature is required.

Alabama Community College System Courses/ UAB Course Equivalents

  • HIS 101 - History of Western Civilization I/ HY 101 - Western Civilization I
  • HIS 102 - History of Western Civilization II/ HY 102 - Western Civilization II
  • HIS 121 - World History I/ HY 104 - World History to 1600
  • HIS 122 - World History II/ HY 105 - World History 1600 - Present
  • HIS 201 - United States History I/ HY 120 - The United States to 1877
  • HIS 202 - United Stated History II/ HY 121 - The United States since 1877 

Social and Behavioral Science (6-9 semester hours)

Remaining hours can be chosen from other Area IV approved courses. 

AREA V - Pre-Professional, Major, and Elective Courses for Bioinformatics Majors at UAB

Contact:

                Name: Courtney Blair White

                Title: Academic Advisor

                Phone: (205) 934-7019

                Email: cbwhite1@uab.edu

Application: Apply online at www.uab.edu/apply.

Financial Information: https://www.uab.edu/students/paying-for-college/

Department Website: https://www.uab.edu/cas/bioinformatics/

Colleges Website: http://www.uab.edu/cas/home/