Certificate code CTBING
Russ College of Engineering and Technology
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
329 Stocker Center
Athens, OH 45701
Lonnie Welch, certificate coordinator/contact person
Program Overview: Students complete an interdisciplinary program in biology and computer science leading to a certificate in bioinformatics.
Admissions Policy: Graduate students should have an undergraduate background in both computer science and biology. Students should have completed, at the undergraduate level, courses in general biology, genetics, calculus, discrete mathematics, statistics, and computer programming. Students not currently enrolled in a graduate program must fulfill the following requirements: (i) earned a bachelor’s or advanced degree from an accredited college or university, (ii) a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or an earned graduate or professional degree.
Change Policy: No selective or limited admission requirements.
Transfer Policy: No requirements beyond University admission requirements.
Opportunities: The medical, pharmaceutical, and agricultural industries have a need for students trained in bioinformatics. Many opportunities exist in these industries for students with the appropriate background.