Sep 30, 2023  
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2021-22 
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2021-22 [Archived Catalog]

Bioinformatics Certificate

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Programs of Study by Academic Unit

Bioinformatics Certificate- CTBING

Russ College of Engineering
1 Ohio University
Stocker Center
Athens, OH 45701

Delivery Mode: Athens Campus

Terms of Entry: Fall, Spring

Enrollment Eligibility: Degree-seeking or non-degree status

Certificate Overview

Bioinformatics, which combines biology with computer science, is a rapidly growing discipline in biological research and in computer science research. Bioinformatics arose out of a need to rapidly expand and critique large volumes of biological data, especially in the area of genomics. Modern biological and biomedical research involves a significant informatics component. Traditionally, computer programmers have been educated in Computer Science, and biologists have been educated in Biological Sciences or Environmental and Plant Biology. But it is becoming increasingly evident that to meet the growing need for people working in biological research and industry, a plan of study that focuses on the interdisciplinary aspects of bioinformatics is crucial. No single department can handle this demand. Thus, a certificate program in bioinformatics is available at Ohio University.

Opportunities upon Completion

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.

Link to Certificate:

Admission Requirements

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.

Completion Requirements

The bioinformatics certificate program requires a minimum of 19 hours.

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Programs of Study by Academic Unit