2016-2017 Catalog > Graduate Studies > Graduate Academic Programs and Fields of Study > Graduate Certificate Programs > Bioinformatics, Certificate
Program Director: Rachel Bagni, Ph.D., email@example.com; 301-696-3650
The Bioinformatics Certificate is designed particularly for students who have a background in tiotechnology, biomedical science or the life sciences, either through formal study or professional experience. The certificate includes foundational areas of bioinformatics: public database and applications, database management/data mining, programming, statistics and analysis of genomic, proteomic and modeling data, as well as a major team-based project involving the analysis of publically available primary data to coalesce and synthesize the foundational classes into a final product.
Applicants will be accepted into the program in one of three ways: 1) acceptance into the Biomedical Science program; 2) completion of a master’s degree (MA or MSc) or Ph.D. in a biology-related field; or 3) completed an undergraduate degree with a minimum GPA of 2.75. Undergraduate coursework required includes: microbiology, organic chemistry, pre-Calculus, upper level genetics (equivalent to Hood’s BIOL 316) and cell biology (equivalent to Hood’s BIOL 339). Students admitted to the certificate program are eligible to switch to the MS in Bioinformatics during their course of study. All coursework can be transferred to the MS in Bioinformatics with the exception of BIFX 572.
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