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 the growing industry demand.

A degree in bioinformatics provides students with the specific computer and laboratory skills 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 management, data mining, search strategies, and software design, and apply them to analyzing large databases through modeling and experimental design in the biological sciences.

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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 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.

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.


Internships and Careers

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, and more.


Our Bioinformatics program is the only degree in Connecticut and with the growing demand for these skills, our intensive coursework will set you apart from competition in any industry.

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Irene Reed, Ph.D.
Chair and Professor, Department of Biology
Phone: 860.231.5768
Email: [email protected]

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