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 221-223 or BI 204-206 Principles in Biology (4, 4, 4); requires CH 231, CH 261 (4, 1))
Statistics

1 class; 4 credits

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

Choose 3 classes; 9-10 credits

  • Critical Thinking / BDS 211 / 3 credits
  • Foundations of Biological Data Sciences / BDS 310 / 4 credits
    • OR CS 161 (4)
    • OR CS 162 (4)
  • Comp Approaches Biol Data / BDS 311 / 3 credits
Upper division electives

Choose ≥ 3 classes; need at least 9 credits. If CS 161 or CS 162 are taken in lieu of BDS 310, then at least 4 credits worth of classes selected from this list must be upper division.

  • Networks in Computational Biology BDS/CS 446 / 3 credits
  • Adv. Comp for Biol Data Analysis / BDS  472 / 3 credits
  • Intro to Genome Biology / BDS 474 / 3 credits
  • Comparative Genomics / BDS 475 / 4 credits
  • Pop. Genomics / BDS 477 / 3 credits
  • Functional Genomics / BDS 478 / 3 credits
  • Applied Bioinformatics / BB 485 / 3 credits
  • Survey of Geo Info Syst in Nat Res / FW 303 / 3 credits
  • Introductory Population Dynamics / FW 320 / 4 credits
  • Population Dynamics for Conservation / FW 433 / 4 credits
  • Microbial Genomes, Biochemistry & Diversity / MB 420 / 3 credits
  • Microbe-Environment Interactions / MB 448 / 3 credits
  • Data Structures / CS 261 / 4 credits
  • Analysis of Algorithms / CS 325 / 4 credits
  • Intro to Stats Methods / ST 412 / 4 credits
  • Design and Analysis of Planned Experiments / ST 415 / 3 credits
  • Sampling Methods / ST 431 / 3 credits
  • Linear Algebra / MTH 341 / 3 credits
  • Intro to Math Biology / MTH 427 / 3 credits (requires MTH 256 (4))
  • Evolutionary Genomics / BI 454 / 3 credits