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Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, B.S.



What will I learn?

This program offers a combination of courses in the areas of biology, chemistry, physics, computer science and mathematics. Graduates will acquire the necessary skills for data analysis of complex databases, extraction of essential information from genomic sequence information, modeling of biological and ecological systems, as well as the design and development of software and algorithms to support these activities. Students also have the opportunity to engage in independent research in the lab, the field, the library or off-campus, working one-on-one with a faculty mentor. The curriculum consists of 86-89 credits in the modern biological and related sciences (computer science, chemistry, information systems, mathematics and physics). This program is appropriate for any student desiring a focused, in-depth grounding in all the essential elements of bioinformatics and computational biology. It provides students with an excellent background for employment in industry, academics, government or for graduate studies in the areas of bioinformatics, biology, computational biology or molecular biology.

Which department am I in?

College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$25,820.00 per year
Application Fee (non-refundable): AUD $75; Enrollment Fee (non-refundable): AUD $200
Start date

30 January 2023


College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences

University of Maryland Baltimore County,

1000 Hilltop Circle,



21250, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have a high school diploma or its equivalent and have strong marks.

For international students

Students must have a high school diploma or its equivalent and have strong marks. English Proficiency: Duolingo English Proficiency Test: 105; Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): 80; International English Language Testing System (IELTS): 6.5; SAT (Evidence-Based Reading Writing Section): 500; English composition at a U.S. College/University: grade of C or better.

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


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