Loyola University Chicago

Department of Computer Science

COMP 381: Bioinformatics

Credit Hours



BIOL 101 (or equivalent) or NTSC 104


This course is cross-listed with Biology. Students will engage in the applications of computer-based tools and database searching to better understand DNA and protein structure, function, and evolution.

Outcome: Students will be able to apply their understanding of genetic and evolutionary processes to the appropriate use of computer software and manipulation of large databases to accurately predict structural, informational, functional, and evolutionary characteristics of DNA and protein sequences.