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Bioinformatics, B.S.

study in the only bioinformatics program in connecticut and earn a degree that can launch a lucrative career in biotechnology

USJ has the only Bioinformatics program in Connecticut. By earning a B.S. in Bioinformatics from USJ, students graduate with the skills necessary to meet growing industry demands.

A degree in bioinformatics provides students with the specific computer and laboratory skill needed for employability in analytical science positions in industry and laboratories. This program provides students a strong interdisciplinary focus of biology with technology through mathematics, data systems, and computer science so they can assist in solving complex problems in the laboratory in computing and database systems in the biosciences. Students learn about algorithms, database managements, data mining, search strategies, and software design, and apply them to analyzing large databases through modeling and experimental design in the biological sciences.

The B.S. in Bioinformatics at USJ instills students with the knowledge, technical skills, and real-world experience required to find success in the rapidly evolving science of collecting and analyzing biological data.

Imagine developing a new software that may help eliminate Alzheimer's for good. Picture yourself cultivating new drought resistant crops and feeding millions of people around the world. With bioinformatics, this is a possibility. Ideal for the young scientist passionate about the intersection of human life and technology, this growing field needs professionals with a solid education in computer science and biology.

With our interdisciplinary curriculum and extensive internship opportunities in Connecticut and beyond, the bioinformatics major at USJ can lead you into a career developing the scientific breakthroughs that will shape the world of tomorrow.

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