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    May 06, 2021  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

Bioinformatics Graduate Certificate

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The rapid expansion of genomic information and the databases that contain various types of sequence and structural data has resulted in the field of bioinformatics, contributing an increasingly important role in the study of a diverse array of biological and biomedical problems. To solve these problems, more biological scientists and health and information professionals require familiarity with modern bioinformatics resources and protocols to perform their professional duties more efficiently and to gain additional insight into the applications of genomic information. The diverse array and magnitude of available genomic information challenges scientists to translate this data into new discoveries. Whether the need is academic or professional, familiarity with modern bioinformatics‐based analyses has become an essential component of most genomic and proteomic studies. This certificate provides both biological scientists and information technologists with the necessary coursework for a broad understanding of the principles of bioinformatics and their application to different biological and biomedical problems.

Course Location/Delivery


Admissions Requirements

Must meet University Graduate Admissions and English Proficiency requirements.  In addition, must also have:

  • bachelor’s degree in any of the biological sciences or information systems or computer science.
  • Quantitative and qualitative skills as demonstrated by completion of courses in biology, chemistry and computer science. 

Application Process

To learn about the application process, and to access the application, please review our application process.


Requirements of this Certificate (13 Credit Hours)


Time Limit

2 years

Credit Toward Graduate Degree

The certificate course credits may be applied to a graduate degree with departmental approval.


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