Students will gain an understanding of genomic sequencing and learn how to analyze and interpret genomic data in the context of cellular behavior and activity. Genomic sequencing has an impact on all of the sciences, and access to this new type of information has fundamentally altered biology and it now demands that life scientists become familiar with computational and statistical concepts.
Effective Semester: Spring 2015
Expiration Semester: Fall 2019
Applicants apply for admission to the program via the Graduate School application for admission. Requirements listed here are in addition to Graduate Council policies listed under GCAC-300 General Admissions Standards. International applicants may be required to satisfy an English proficiency requirement; see GCAC-305 Admission Requirements for International Students for more information.
Applied Bioinformatics is a computationally heavy science that requires both computer and internet access to understand and practice the concepts presented in the coursework. Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree and an eagerness to learn about the latest scientific developments of the genomic era.
Requirements listed here are in addition to requirements listed in Graduate Council policy GCAC-212 Postbaccalaureate Credit Certificate Programs.
The 11-credit curriculum includes 9 credits of core BMMB courses plus 3 credits of STAT. To earn the certificate, students must have achieved a B (3.0) average in all courses, receiving no grade lower than a C in any course.
|BMMB/IBIOS 554||Foundations in Data Driven Life Sciences||3|
|BMMB 852||Applied Bioinformatics||2|
|STAT/BIOL/MCIBS 555||Statistical Analysis of Genomics Data||3|
Graduate courses carry numbers from 500 to 699 and 800 to 899. Advanced undergraduate courses numbered between 400 and 499 may be used to meet some graduate degree requirements when taken by graduate students. Courses below the 400 level may not. A graduate student may register for or audit these courses in order to make up deficiencies or to fill in gaps in previous education but not to meet requirements for an advanced degree.