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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Bioinformatics and Computational Biology BS - Biomedical Informatics Concentration

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Admission Criteria

Current students wishing to pursue this program must meet Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Admission Criteria .

Course Requirements

Biomedical Informatics Electives (10 credits):

Four of the elective credits must be CSE 300/400 level.

Total Credits Required for Major: 98

Additional Degree Requirements Include:

  • Additional coursework to fulfill UB Curriculum requirements
  • Elective courses as needed to complete the 121 credit hour total

Total Credits Required for Graduation: 121

Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This should not be used for financial aid purposes.

Academic Requirements

A minimum combined GPA of 3.000 for required courses is required for retention in the major. At the end of every semester a review of all coursework is completed, and any student not meeting the GPA minimum for four consecutive semesters will be dismissed from the major.

Curricular Plan

A Curricular Plan provides a roadmap for completing this academic program and the UB Curriculum on time. Your actual plan may vary depending on point of entry to the university, course placement and/or waivers based on standardized test scores, earned alternative credit and/or college transfer credit.

Total Credits: 17

Total Credits: 13

Second Year Fall

Total Credits: 14 or 15

Second Year Spring

Total Credits: 15 or 16

Total Credits: 16

Third Year Spring

Total Credits: 18

Fourth Year Fall

Total Credits: 13

Total Credits: 14

Total Credits Required: 124

Note: Some classes may count toward both a major and UB Curriculum requirement.

Learning Outcomes

Students will develop:

  • Computational skills relevant to solving problems in bioinformatics.
  • Relevant skills in math, statistics and biology that enable success in the field of bioinformatics.
  • Analytical skills that will allow them to identify important problems in bioinformatics and to create solutions.
  • Research skills that allow them to apply their academic training to real-world problems.
  • Written and oral communication skills that are crucial to articulating research goals and reporting research results.

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