Undergraduate Admissions

Bioinformatics

Bioinformatics student researching data on a computer.

Technology, meet biology.

Improve human life in high-demand fields on the frontier of data handling—genotyping, genomic sequence analysis, database administration, and pharmacogenomics. 

Bioinformatics is a fusion of biology and information technology. Specialists use computational analyses to study the vast information provided by modern molecular biology—such as DNA sequences. You’ll be prepared to enter a cutting-edge field of biology/medicine and analyze data that may support the creation of new pharmaceuticals, treatments for life-altering diseases, improvements in crop production, or protection of the environment.

Apply for a summer undergraduate research fellowship and get paid to conduct a research project with help from Michigan Tech faculty. Use leading technology, like DNA sequencers. Develop real-world products with industry partners.

Get hands-on experience like:

  • Working with world-class faculty in state-of-the-art laboratories on research, projects, and lab assignments
  • Helping other students in the Biological Sciences Learning Center or the Computer Science Learning Center
  • Getting involved with undergraduate research in areas such as genomics and gene promoters or creating applications for Citizen Science.
  • Assisting faculty on research in gene analysis from several biological systems in the area of biological sciences and forestry

Create the Future with Careers In:

  • Application Programming
  • Bioinformation
  • Microarray Analysis

Huskies Get Hired By:

  • Kimberly Clark
  • Medtronic
  • Merck Pharmaceutical Company
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • Government agencies and Universities

Customize your degree with:

Minors available in

  • Biochemistry
  • Biological Science
  • Bioprocess Engineering
  • Ecology
  • Fish Biology
  • Microbiology
  • Nanoscale Science and Engineering
  • Plant Biotechnology
  • Plant Sciences

You can also earn a master’s in one additional year through the Accelerated Master’s program.

 Take courses like:

  • Molecular Biology
  • Introduction to Genomics
  • Introduction to Programming
  • Biochemical Laboratory Techniques
  • Data Structures

Learn more about bioinformatics at Michigan Tech!