This degree program has an interdisciplinary curriculum that emphasizes bioinformatics of genomics, proteomics and systems biology, built upon the research strengths and bioinformatics infrastructure at the Protein Information Resource (PIR) and Georgetown University. With computer lab-based courses and a bioinformatics internship, students will gain hands-on experience in applying bioinformatics to biomedical research, from basic molecular sequence analysis to advanced high- throughput omics data analysis. The recommended length of study is 3 semesters although students may choose to complete the degree in 2 semesters.
Bioinformatics is fundamental to the modern day study of biology and essential to 21st century biomedical research. This program is designed for students who would like to gain knowledge and experience in both Biochemistry/Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics. As bioinformatics professionals with computing and bioscience skills, the graduates may pursue a career in industry, government or academia, or pursue further study towards a PhD, MD, MBA or law degree.