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B.S. Biomolecular Engineering and Bioinformatics

University/Institute: University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC)
Location: United States - Santa Cruz
Focus: Bioinformatics
Recommended Undergraduate Degrees: None
Degree Offered: BS/BSc/BA/B.Eng (4 years)BS/BSc/BA/B.Eng (Major/Primary Degree)

Key characteristics of program:

We emphasize building new tools, more than using existing tools. We use stochastic modeling and machine learning extensively.

We have strengths in gene-finding, assembly, comparative genomics, RNA genes, archaeal genomics, and ancient DNA.

We require both biochemistry and computer science as part of the program.

The final year of the B.S. program is essentially the same as the first year of the graduate program.

We also have a minor in bioinformatics intended for biology majors.

Program Goals:

To give students a very broad background to prepare them for graduate education in bioinformatics. (To a lesser extent to prepare them for jobs in industry.)


Additional Information

Year Program Established: 2001
Scholarships/assistanceships may be available: Yes
Type of academic terms: Quarter

Average number of applicants per year: 0
Average number of applicants accepted per year: 0
Average number of incoming students per year: 10
Average number of graduates per year: 6

Program URL: https://www.soe.ucsc.edu/departments/biomolecular-engineering/programs/bs-bioinformatics
Syllabus URL: https://undergrad.soe.ucsc.edu/curriculum-charts

Contact Person: Kevin Karplus ( karplus@soe.ucsc.edu )

Last updated: Apr 05, 2019

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