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Bachelor of Science in Bioinformatics



What will I learn?

Bioinformatics is a combination of biology and computer science, with a substantial dose of statistical methods. In more technical terms, bioinformatics refers to the retrieval and analysis of biochemical and biological data using mathematics and computer science.

Bioinformatics Program Highlights

  • Study with and participate in research alongside professors on topics ranging from cancer to soybeans to the Zika virus
  • Take classes that are equal parts theory and hands-on experience
  • Work in labs equipped with state-of-the-art hardware and software
  • Enjoy small class sizes and get all of the personal attention you deserve
  • Intern with major St. Louis companies
  • Be part of the only undergraduate bioinformatics program in Eastern Missouri

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (42 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$26,760.00 per year
Application deadline

Expected November 2023

Start date

Expected August 2023


College of Arts and Sciences

6800 Wydown Boulevard,



63105, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

All undergraduate programs require a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale from high school (equivalent to a 78% on a 100% scale). Other English Language Requirements: ELS: Completion of Level 112; Inlingua: Completion of ESL 300, 301, 302; Kaplan – Completion of Higher Intermediate level; Completion of English composition one at a US college or university; OR: COMPASS ESL Language Score 260+ (this option is only available for students in St. Louis who have applied to the university. The complimentary institutional test may only be taken one time for admission purposes).

For international students

First-year students those degree seeking students who are graduates of an accredited high school and who have not previously enrolled in a degree program at an accredited college or university with GPA of 2.5 or greater on a 4.0 scale as determined by Fontbonne. Completed the following recommended core, requirements: Four units of English, Three units of mathematics, Three units of social science, Three units of science (one must include a lab), One unit of visual/performing arts, One unit of practical arts, and One unit of physical education. English Language Requirements: TOEFL score 65(iBT), IELTS score 5.5

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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