Bioinformatics lies at the intersection of Computing and Biology. We are in the midst of a genomic revolution that is generating massive amounts of vital data. As Biology becomes more data-driven and quantitative, there is an increasing need for cross-training in computing and the biological sciences. The educational goal of the Department of Bioinformatics and Genomics is to train professionals who can use quantitative and computer skills to help solve critical problems in Biology and Biomedicine.
The department offers degrees at the bachelors, masters, and doctoral levels, as well as graduate certificates. Undergraduate students can take a Minor in Bioinformatics or a Concentration in Bioinformatics within the B.A. or B.S. degrees in Computer Science. These degrees are designed to educate students in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of biological data, including the massive datasets being collected worldwide.
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