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Bioinformatics Credential

Program Description

Bioinformatics is the field of science in which biology, computer science, and information technology merge into a single discipline. The credential in bioinformatics is designed to help students/participants develop a comprehensive understanding of informatics approaches to computational biology. The Human Genome Project (HGP) has resulted in an explosion of genetic information, which is increasingly guiding new medical discoveries and techniques. New protein structures are solved every day serving as the basis for advanced drug design. Computer database techniques are advancing to addresses the challenges of analyzing and interpreting huge volumes of biological data. All this has resulted in the relatively young, yet increasingly influential field of bioinformatics with increasing demand for individuals trained in these new ways of thinking and analytical methods. The Roosevelt University Credential Program in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology will help you become a part of this exciting and expanding field.


Five-course credential is designed for those who want to gain enough knowledge to immediately to meet the rapidly expanding demand for bioinformatics professionals. Though the Roosevelt program is an academic one, obtaining the credential can be considered strong preparation for the CBS (Certified Bioinformatics Specialist) and CBM (Certified Bioinformatics Master) certifying examinations.


Course Requirements for Credential

Required courses:
  Molecular Biology Biology BIOL 453 5 hr
Database systems Comp Sci CST 433 3 hr
Experimental design Math MATH 457 3 hr
Information Tech For Sciences (Bioinformatics I) Biology BIOL 461 3 hr
Students must also complete one of the following two courses:
Mathematical Modeling for the Life Sciences Biology BIOL 440 3 hr
Introduction to Genome analysis (Bioinformatics II) Biology BIOL 463 3 hr

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Sathees B.C. Chandra
Coordinator for Bioinformatics program
Ph: 847-619-7968