Bioinformatics is a new and exciting field that stands at the intersection of biology, computer science and information technology.
Bioinformatics is concerned with the development and implementation of tools that enable efficient access to, and use and management of, various types of information. Bioinformatics creates tools that are deployed in the diagnosis and prevention of cancer and other diseases, and in the discovery and/or design of new drugs.
Bioinformatics is concerned with the development of new algorithms (mathematical formulas) and statistics with which to assess relationships among members of large data sets, such as methods to locate a gene within a sequence, predict protein structure and/or function, cluster protein sequences into families of related sequences, and derive intermolecular interactions and biological pathways.
Detailed curriculum and requirements for the B.A. in Bioinformaticsa are available in the catalog at this link.