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Bioinformatics—BS

Where Technology Meets Biology

Rapid developments in genomic and molecular research + extreme advances in information technologies = a multitude of biological information . . . and the need for experts to compute, process, model, simulate, and analyze it.

Enter bioinformatics, a fusion of biology and IT. Specialists in this field use computational analyses to study the vast information provided by modern molecular biology—such as DNA sequences, which are growing at an unprecedented rate. With a Bachelor of Science in Bioinformatics, you’ll be prepared to enter a unique and 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.

One-of-a-Kind Program

If you’re considering a degree in bioinformatics, it pays to attend a top-ranked technological research university. Specialized computations facilities and computing laboratories offer the very latest in software and technologies. You’ll also benefit from small class sizes (the average is about 30 students) and one-on-one faculty interaction.

Career Pathways

Bioinformatics represents an expanding and rapidly growing sector of biology/medicine and technology. Data handling has not kept up with the explosion of new data, which means that graduates in this field are in extremely high demand. Career opportunities are diverse and wide ranging, including genotyping, genomic sequence analysis, sequence assembly, database administration, and pharmacogenomics.