The Bachelors of Science in Bioinformatics at the University of Central Missouri is the first and only undergraduate bioinformatics major at a Missouri Public Institution of Higher Education. This innovative interdisciplinary program will prepare students to provide technical support for researchers in medicine, agriculture, and other biological fields.
In the Bioinformatics program, you will learn the knowledge and skills to help solve complex problems in medicine, agriculture, and biology. You'll study a combination of computer science, biology, chemistry, and statistics.
During your Junior and Senior year, you'll take a combination of specialized classes designed to provide experience in data collection and analysis through the lens of biology, computer science and math, uniquely preparing you to be a central part of a research team. In addition, bioinformatics majors receive access to selected upper-level courses in the Biology, Computer Science, and Statistics programs, which further expands your cross training in this collaborative field.
The career outlook for Bioinformatics majors is ever expanding. Several Missouri and Midwest-based companies, such as those below, employ bioinformaticians:
Explore Computing, Biology, Agriculture and Statistics outside the classroom by getting involved in one or more if the following student organizations.