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Learn the math and computational skills needed to analyze large-scale data beneficial across numerous fields of biology through the computational biology minor at the University of Minnesota. 

Computational biology minor

Large-scale data are now a norm in biological and medical research. The ability to properly analyze large-scale biological data requires mathematical and computational skills as well as an understanding of biology. The computational biology minor at the University of Minnesota allows students to focus on courses that include mathematical and computational analysis as well as biology content. The number of biology-related jobs that require mathematical and computational skills has rapidly increased in both industry and academia. Completing this minor develops skills that are highly valued by employers as well as by graduate and professional schools.


General biology 

  • BIOL 1009 or BIOL 1951/1951H

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Director of Undergraduate Studies
Dan Knights I I 612-626-7502