Bioinformatics is an exciting and rapidly-growing field that uses techniques from the computer and information sciences to study biological information and structure. Specifically, it is the science of developing computer databases and algorithms to facilitate and expedite biological research, particularly in the area of genomics. Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary science, bringing together aspects of computer science, molecular biology, chemistry and mathematics. In order to capitalize on the growing body of genetic information, there is an immense and growing need for experts in this field.
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(19 hours of which can be satisfied by courses also required by the degree in the areas below)
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Bioinformatics is a rapidly expanding interdisciplinary field focused on collecting, processing, and analyzing vast amounts of biological and biomedical data and has become an indispensable component of biomedical research. The Minor in Bioinformatics offers an opportunity for students majoring in other disciplines to acquire the foundations of the field and add in-demand skills to their portfolio.
Students who have satisfied the requirements for their first baccalaureate degree other than Bioinformatics at the University of Nebraska at Omaha must complete a minimum of 30 additional semester hours at the University for a second bachelor’s degree.
To obtain a second Bachelor’s degree in Bioinformatics, students must consult an academic advisor prior to starting this program, and complete academic requirements for the degree which include:
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