The Bachelor of Science degree in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology is a highly interdisciplinary program. Students integrate coursework in applied mathematics, computer science and the biological sciences, learning how to apply mathematics and computing to the study of genes and proteins. This training prepares students for graduate education in a bioinformatics-related field or for entry into the workforce of this emerging discipline.
Current UB Students Applying to the Program
Students may indicate a preference to major in BCB/Biological Sciences at any time, although acceptance into the major occurs only after a review of a student's progress at the end of four semesters of coursework. In exceptional circumstances, a student who wishes to major in Bioinformatics may request a waiver or modification of the acceptance requirements. A minimum combined GPA of 3.0 in BIO 200, BIO 201, CHE 101, CHE 102, MTH 141, and MTH 142 is required for acceptance to the program.
Required courses in Biological Sciences and Biochemistry
Required courses in Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, and Computer Science
See the possible timetable for completion of the BS degree in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology listed in the UB Catalog.