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Bioinformatics Studies Minor

The minor in Bioinformatics Studies is a recently established discipline that develops and uses computer algorithms and programs, often based on statistics, to analyze, organize and study large amounts of biological data. An interdisciplinary group of professors from Biology, Computer Science and Mathematics Departments have introduced the bioinformatics minor to provide Morehouse College students with education in this important new discipline. As a part of this process, there new bioinformatics courses were introduced. Two of these courses, Principles of Bioinformatics and Fundamental Programming in Bioinformatics form the core of the minor. The third course, Introduction to NDA Microarray Analysis, is an elective course for the minor. Other elective courses can be chosen from courses in the three Division departments directly involved in the minor. The Bioinformatics Studies Minor requires the completion fifteen (15) semester hours. Normally, students interested in this mor would be expected to major in biology, computer science, or mathematics.

Students interested in this minor should contact the program Director, Dr. Joseph W. McCray, Jr. (, for more information.

Biology Minor

A minor in Boilogy is designed to provide students with a broad background of the discipline, and a specialized inderstanding of life sciences. A minimum of 16 hours of Biology, including General Biology (BIO 111-112), is required to complete this minor.

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Earth & Atmospheric Sciences Minor

The Department of Chemistry offers a program of study leading to a minor in earth and atmospheric sciences. This program is implemented in cooperation with the Georgia Institute of Technology School of Geophysical Sciences. The earth and atmospheric sciences are multidisciplinary, with a strong dependence on the basic physical sciences, engineering, and mathematics; therefore, undergraduate students interested in this program should work toward a bachelor’s degree in one of these disciplines.

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Environmental Studies Minor

The purpose of the Environmental Studies minor is to provide students with an understanding of the multidimensional nature of environmental problems. This academic minor presents students, who may major in any academic subject, with the opportunity to gain knowledge of and sensitivity to the scientific, social, political, economic, and cultural aspects of the human-environment interaction.

Mathematics Minor

Although the college does not have a formal requirement of a minor, the student must declare the minor when applying for graduation. The student must have completed Calculus I, II, III, Set Theory, and Linear Algebra.

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Neuroscience Minor

The neuroscience minor at Morehouse College was designed to encourage students to approach their studies of human behavior from an inter-disciplinary perspective. Completing a minor in neuroscience distinguishes you for having pursued your interest in the sciences beyond the courses and electives required for your major.

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Physics Minor

Although the college does not have a formal requirement of a minor, a number of students find it beneficial to take additional courses beyond the introductory sequence in physics. A minor in physics is available to the student who completes 18 hours of coursework with no grade below C. The selection of courses beyond the introductory level should be made in consultation with the academic advisor and should take into consideration the student’s major, educational goals, and career goals.

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Public Health Minor

At present the institute offers a minor in Public Health at Morehouse College. Students majoring in any discipline may obtain a minor in public health. The minor in public health requires the completion of fifteen (15) credit hours of course work. Twelve (12) credit hours in the public health science curriculum are required consisting of Introduction to Public Health (Bio 240), Biostatistics (Bio 340), Introduction to Epidemiology (Bio 330), and a Public Health Sciences Practicum (Bio 450). One additional three (3) hours elective course is also required and may be taken at any AUC college.

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Sustainable Energy

The sustainable energy minor is tentatively slated to become available 2014-15 academic year.