Bachelor of Science in Bioinformatics

The emerging field of Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary research area that teaches you how to analyze large-scale datasets and apply that analysis to solve problems in a variety of professional, medical, and scholarly fields. The Bachelor of Science in Bioinformatics will train students in basic concepts and skills to perform computational analysis of biological data - including the human genome. Students will be able to participate in research with Institute faculty and other faculty in departments across the campus. Institute core and adjunct faculty teach many of the informatics (INFO) classes offered each semester.

Learn more about the career opportunities available for bioinformatics majors here.

For more information about the Bioinformatics program contact Elliot Lefkowitz, Program Co-director 

Admissions Criteria 

Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the Bioinformatics program, admission criteria is higher than those for either biology or computer science.

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Plan of Study

The plan of study for this program includes courses in biology, chemistry, computer sciences, mathematics, informatics and core curriculum courses.

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Undergraduate Informatics Courses

Click here for course listing of Informatics courses offered at the undergraduate level.

Below is a listing of classes offered during the next semester. 

Spring 2019

INFO 101: Introduction to Bioinformatics
Min CR: 3
Schedule Type: Seminar
Instructor: Elliot Lefkowitz (P)

Faculty-led seminar course that exposes students to cutting edge research topics and career opportunities in the field of bioinformatics. Students will read assigned articles and be prepared for discussion. Subject matter varies by term and students will take this course during multiple semesters for a maximum of two credits.

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