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University/Institute: Saint Vincent College
Location: United States - Latrobe
Focus: Bioinformatics
Recommended Undergraduate Degrees: None
Degree Offered: BS/BSc/BA/B.Eng (< 1 year)BS/BSc/BA/B.Eng (Major/Primary Degree)

Key characteristics of program:

The program integrates coursework in biology, chemistry, mathematics, and computer science, along with two upper-level bioinformatics courses, all in a traditional liberal arts setting at a small college. There are two tracks: a Biology track and a Computational track. The major has a three-semester capstone research project as a requirement for graduation.

Program Goals:

The program is desgined to give students a grounding in both biology and computer science, enabling them to pursue a variety of avenues upon graduation, including attending graduate school or medical school, or going into the workforce. In addition to bioinformatics knowledge and skills, graduates of the program will also have the writing, communication, and analytical thinking skills developed during the course of a strong liberal arts education. Graduates from the program have gone on to PhD or Masters programs at the University of Michigan, Columbia University, Carnegie Mellon University, and Johns Hopkins University; Medical School at the University of Pittsburgh; Dental school at West Virginia University; or employment with UPMC or the Allegheny Health Network.

Additional Information

Year Program Established: 2005
Scholarships/assistanceships may be available: Yes
Type of academic terms: Semester

Average number of applicants per year: 5
Average number of applicants accepted per year: 3
Average number of incoming students per year: 3
Average number of graduates per year: 2

Program URL: http://www.stvincent.edu/academics/majors-and-programs/bioinformatics
Syllabus URL: http://www.stvincent.edu/academics/majors-and-programs/bioinformatics

Contact Person: Dr. Michael Sierk ( michael.sierk@stvincent.edu )

Last updated: Dec 04, 2017

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