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B.S. Biomolecular Engineering and Bioinformatics

University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), United States
Language course is: English
Focus: There are two concentration areas, one in biomolecular engineeri
Target audience education / assumed knowledge: Undergraduate degree - biology, Undergraduate degree - computing/math
Educational certification/accreditation status: UCSC
Professional certification/accreditation status: UCSC
Degree Offered: BS (3-5 years)

Key characteristics of program:
The program has two concentrations: one on biomolecular engineering,<br />
which emphasizes wet-lab work with end-user bioinformatics and<br />
programming; and one on bioinformatics, which emphasizes computational<br />
work. Both concentrations require both biochemistry and programming.<br />
<br />
For the bioinformatics concentration, we emphasize building new tools,<br />
more than using existing tools. We use stochastic modeling and machine<br />
learning extensively. The final year of the bioinformatics<br />
concentration is almost the same as the first year of our<br />
graduate program.<br />
<br />
We have strengths in comparative genomics, RNA genes, archaeal<br />
genomics, nanopore sequencing, ancient DNA, stem cells, protein<br />
engineering, gene-finding, and several other topics.
Program Goals:
To give students a very broad background to prepare them for graduate<br />
education in bioinformatics or biomolecular engineering. Students are<br />
also well prepared for jobs in the biotech industry.

Additional Information
Year Program Established: 2001
Course/tuition costs: See website for details
Scholarships/assistanceships may be available: No

Average number of applicants per year: Unknown
Average number of applicants accepted per year: Unknown
Average number of incoming students per year: 80
Average number of graduates per year: 60

Program URL: https://www.soe.ucsc.edu/departments/biomolecular-engineering/programs/bs-bioinformatics
Syllabus URL: https://undergrad.soe.ucsc.edu/biomolecular-engineering-bioinformatics-bioinformatics-2018-2019
Contact Person: Kevin Karplus ( [javascript protected email address])

Last updated: Feb 10, 2019

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