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  • The UAB undergraduate bioinformatics program is the first of its kind in Alabama.
  • Bioinformatics is useful in life science fields such as genetics, microbiology, biotechnology, and in the breakthrough area of precision medicine.

About the Program

Bioinformatics is an emerging field that involves managing and analyzing large amounts of data about living things—data that will help us treat human diseases and make breakthroughs that will improve our lives. Graduates launch careers as data analysts, software engineers, research specialists, computational biologists, and data managers.

In fact, we specifically designed our bioinformatics program to prepare you for a wide range of career paths. We give you a solid foundation that includes biology, computer science, public health, math, genetics, and chemistry, as well as seminars, electives, and a capstone project. Then we show you how to put your knowledge to use with research projects, access to resources, internships, opportunities to study abroad, and other activities.

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This program delivers most of its content via on-campus, in-person meetings.

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