Bioinformatics (Arizona State University)
The biomedical informatics degree program at Arizona State University is a multidisciplinary field. It combines information technology and data science to improve health care. Students will study computer science, chemistry, math, and statistics. Additional skills students learn may include the ability to analyze data and create scientific models of behavior. This is a four-year degree program with 120 credit hours required to graduate. First year courses include biology, calculus, and Java programming.
The highlight of this major is the opportunity to participate in research along with the faculty. Seniors have a capstone project or honors thesis that is the culmination of their degree. The purpose of the capstone or thesis is for the senior to apply their knowledge to a project in biomedical informatics that utilizes teamwork and technical skills. Successful completion of this project prepares the graduate to enter the workforce as a researcher or to continue studies in graduate school.
ASU's academic programs are spread across campuses in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area; however, unlike most multi-campus institutions, the campuses of ASU are all individually different- each has its own distinct function to fulfill in line with the university's mission.Read more About this school