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.

Program Fact Sheet Program Curriculum


Why Choose a Bachelors Degree in Bioinformatics?

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.

Program Overview

To find success in the constantly changing world of biotechnology, aspiring scientists need to develop an in-depth understanding of the complex interplay between computer science and biology required for this field. Through our comprehensive curriculum, you will graduate with the skills necessary to find employment in laboratories around the country or to continue on to the graduate school of your choice.

Courses in the bioinformatics major are especially curated to promote creativity in our students while developing a firm foundation of technical skills. Drawing from the fields of biology, chemistry, data systems, mathematics, and computer science, students learn about software design as it applies to database management, data mining, search strategies, and algorithms. Courses in the B.S. in Bioinformatics program include:

  • Introduction to Bioinformatics
  • Genomes to Proteomes
  • Applied Bioinformatics
  • Introduction to Data Mining

Coursework is paired with our robust internship program to ensure students graduate with the practical experience necessary to secure employment in the industry of their choice. Academic advisors work with students throughout their time at USJ to ensure they remain on track and complete all required biological and computer science coursework required for graduation and their careers.

Careers in Bioinformatics

What can you do with a degree in bioinformatics? Many graduates go on to work in laboratories around the country, developing genetic cures to diseases or participating in scientific breakthroughs that can shape the way we will view the world for years to come.Other graduates work in database administration and mining, playing an integral role in allowing others to better understand and interpret data.

Career paths in bioinformatics can include roles in:

  • Research and discovery
  • Pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry
  • Information technology
  • Contract research organizations
  • Insurance companies
  • Health care institutions/organizations
  • Engineering
  • Database administration

Careers in bioinformatics are growing and changing every day. Whether you intend to pursue your career immediately after graduation or head on to graduate school to pursue an advanced degree, the B.S. in Bioinformatics from USJ will give you the industry knowledge and practical experience required to find long-lasting success.

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Pursue a lifelong career of scientific inquiry and discovery with a B.S. in Bioinformatics. If you are curious about where this degree can take you, request more information today.

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