For a minor in BDS, Oregon State University and the BDS program require students to complete 27 credits, of which 15 credits are from upper-division courses. Students pursing a minor need to fulfill the following requirements:

Discipline Course name / number / credits
Biology

1 class; 4 credits

  • Genetics / BI 311 / 4 credits (requires BI 211, BI212, BI213 Principles in Biology (4, 4, 4); requires CH 231, CH 261 (4, 1))
Computer Science

2 classes; 8 credits

 
  • Introduction to Computer Science / CS 161 / 4 credits
  • Introduction to Computer Science / CS 162 / 4 credits
Statistics

1 class; 4 credits

  • Methods of Data Analysis / ST 411 / 4 credits (requires ST 351 (4))
BDS

Choose 1 class; 3 credits

  • Critical Thinking / BDS 211 / 3 credits
  • Comp Approaches Biol Data / BDS 311 / 3 credits
  • Case Studies of Biol Data / BDS 411 / 3 credits
  • Capstone in BDS I / BDS 491 / 3 credits (with instructor approval)
Upper division electives

Choose 2-3 class; need at least 8 credits with at least one class being an upper division class, necessary to satisfy requirements for 12 upper division credits

  • Introduction to Computing in the Life Sciences / BOT 476 / 3 credits
  • Ecosystems Genomics / BOT 458 / 3 credits
  • Functional Genomics / BOT 460 / 3 credits
  • Comparative Genomics / BOT 475 / 4 credits
  • Intro to Stats Methods / ST 412 / 4 credits
  • Design and Analysis of Planned Experiments / ST 415 / 3 credits
  • Linear Algebra / MTH 341 / 3 credits (requires MTH 254)
  • Introduction to Mathematical Biology / MTH 427 / 3 credits (requires MTH 256)
  • Data Structures / CS 261 / 4 credits
  • Analysis of Algorithms / CS 325 / 4 credits (requires CS 261)