Why choose bioinformatics at North Central College?
Bioinformatics, a branch of biotechnology using computational algorithms and techniques to work with biological data like DNA, is a vibrant new field. Bioinformatics is particularly important to genomics research because of the large amount of complex data this research generates.
With a minor in bioinformatics from North Central College, you’ll learn how to apply computer science skills to the study of molecular biology. You’ll have opportunities to experience how databases, algorithms, computational and statistical techniques are used to solve practical problems involving the management and analysis of biological data.
North Central’s interdisciplinary approach is distinct. Very few other small, liberal arts colleges offer the opportunity to minor in bioinformatics.
You can also:
- Gain hands-on research experience in the growing field of genomics.
- Pursue research interests anywhere in the world by applying for a Richter Independent Study Fellowship grant.
- Conduct research during North Central’s Summer Undergraduate Research Program and present your findings at the Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research and at regional or national conferences.