Undergraduate Admissions
Bioinformatics student researching data on a computer.


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.

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

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

Get a job like:

  • Application Programming Specialist
  • Bioinformation
  • Microarray Analyst

Work for companies like:

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

Learn more about bioinformatics at Michigan Tech!