The Department of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology offers a graduate certificate to meet the growing needs for trained bioinformatics specialists. Ideal candidates for this certificate have a background in biological and computer sciences, and are either currently working in or planning to enter into the fields of biotechnology or bioinformatics.
The certificate is especially designed for professionals who are interested in advancing their career goals, but who may not have adequate time available to undertake a graduate degree program. The 15-credit certificate is based upon the set of core courses currently supporting the Bioinformatics M.S. and Ph.D. degree programs, along with a set of elective courses.
Students completing the Certificate in Bioinformatics will receive the most up-to-date advanced bioinformatics education available in the region. Completion of the certificate will enhance the careers of those students who are already working in this area, and can also serve as a useful intermediate step towards later enrollment in the Bioinformatics M.S. or Ph.D. degree program.