STARTING FALL 2013
Earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology AND
A Master’s Degree in Bioinformatics in 5 Years!
Bioinformatics is a growing field that is an integration of biology, computer science and mathematics. The focus of this field is genome annotation-predicting gene function using sequence data housed in computer databases. This is an expanding field in industry and health care (e.g., individualized human medicine and biotechnology). The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has predicted a 14 per cent job growth for bioinformatics scientists from 2008-2018.
There is a great need for scientists with expertise in biology, informatics, computer science,
math, statistics, and engineering.
A Partnership with The University of Toledo
Through a cooperative agreement, UF biology majors in good standing will automatically be accepted into The University of Toledo’s (UT) MSc in Bioinformatics program at the end of their second year. UF students may use three of the graduate level courses from the UT curriculum requirements to satisfy The University of Findlay biology major requirements. For UF students, the UT application fee is waived and a GRE is not required.
Getting both degrees this way allows students to:
* save between one and two years over what it would take to earn both degrees separately
* save the tuition and housing costs associate with the extra time
* improve job prospects or chances of getting into top-tier graduate/professional programs
For more information, contact Dr. Bethany Henderson-Dean, program chair, Department of Natural Sciences, The University of Findlay. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 419-434-4701.