Bioinformatics (BS)

Bioinformatics (BS)

BS in Bioinformatics

Bioinformatics is a multidisciplinary field of study that uses computational and statistical tools to answer large biological questions. The advent of next-generation DNA/RNA sequencing and other high-throughput biological techniques has resulted in extremely large datasets. In this degree program, students will learn underlying biological concepts as well the programming skills necessary to store, process and interpret such datasets that are essential in the modern research and biotechnology workforce.

Curriculum in the Bioinformatics major focuses on both biologolical and computational skillsets.  Students in the Bioinformatics major will begin their program by learning about the molecular processes that underlie human health and disease and ultimately transition into learning the computational skills to understand complex biological and biomedical problems. Students who complete this major will have the opportunity to take advanced curriculum in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Data Analytics, Genetics, Genomics, Immunology, Physiology, Virology, among others. For the list of required courses and sample sequence for the MCB major follow the links below.

Program Requirements   

Course Sample Sequence

For additional information about the program, planning your coursework, or general advising -- please email or set up an appointment with the MCB advisor

Christina Davidson-Tucci in Science Hall