Bioinformatics Minor

Three men work on Hex bugs as part of research for the biology department

The Bioinformatics minor is offered cooperatively by the the Departments of Biology, Computer Science and Software Engineering, Microbiology, and Statistics. Bioinformatics, the application of computation to problems in molecular biology, is a fast-growing field of significant importance in both academia and industry. Students completing a bioinformatics minor gain basic knowledge of biology and programming needed to work in this area, as well as an understanding of how computational techniques can be used to advance our knowledge of the life sciences and biomedicine. Bioinformatics is being applied increasingly to research areas as diverse as personalized medicine, evolution, structural biology, and population genetics. For more information, see the Bioinformatics Minor page from the Microbiology Department.