Bioinformatics Program Overview

Spurred by initiatives like the Human Genome Project, bioinformatics is rapidly becoming a central discipline in life science, medicine, biotechnology, and the pharmaceutical industry.

Today, students with intersecting interests in computer science and biology can find rewarding careers as information technologists in science-driven environments, as specialists in database design, bioinformatics, or chemical and medical informatics.

At University of the Sciences, our bioinformatics master’s program provides a solid foundation for these careers, with the cross-disciplinary training you need to understand all aspects of collecting, assembling, and analyzing data.

The core curriculum covers:

  • Bioinformatic genomics, methods, and applications
  • Molecular evolution and phylogenetics
  • Probability
  • Microarray technology
  • Systems analysis and design
  • Algorithms

You can delve deeper in your area of interest through elective courses in virology, immunology, pharmakogenomics, computer-aided drug design, and other fields. Your classroom study is reinforced by laboratory and special project work. 

Like all of our students, you’ll benefit from individual faculty attention, hands-on research opportunities, collaboration with peers from other departments and disciplines, and flexible scheduling.