A college degree in bioinformatics focuses on finding ways to understand the information from scientific experiments. This information often comes in very large sets of data that need to be made simpler.

For this major you’ll take lots of bioinformatics classes. But you’ll also need to take classes in the arts, science, math, and social sciences to earn your bachelor’s degree. These extra courses help make sure that you graduate from college with all of the skills you’ll need to prepare for a successful career in bioinformatics.

Sample Courses

Bioinformatics Courses:

  • Physics
  • Computer Science I
  • Computer Science II
  • Discrete Structures
  • Data Structures
  • Database Management Systems
  • Chemistry I
  • Chemistry II
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Foundations of Biology I
  • Foundations of Biology II
  • Experimental Biology Lab
  • Molecular and General Genetics
  • Cell Biology
  • Biological Chemistry
  • Bioinformatics

General Curriculum Requirements

  • Arts Courses: Art, History, Languages, Literature, Music
  • Math Courses: Algebra, Calculus, Computer Science, Logic, Statistics
  • Natural Sciences Courses: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics
  • Social Sciences Courses: Anthropology, Economics, Government, Psychology, Sociology