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Bioinformatics, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #426 (QS) Chicago, IL, United States
At this Bioinformatics program at Illinois Institute of Technology  you'll learn the use of computer science, statistics, and information technology to create tools to process and analyze biological data. Computational biology is the advancement of understanding of living systems through computation. 
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Overview

In practice, the two fields overlap, and the two terms are often used interchangeably. The skills of both are used by researchers who want to be able to develop their own tools and methods to explore and process data in the service of new discoveries; analysts who process data for others; and software engineers who write the software that researchers and analysts use.

Content

Bioinformatics program at Illinois Institute of Technology blends courses in biology, chemistry, and physics with courses in programming, statistics, and other methods, producing graduates who are both strong in science, and strong in the ability to develop and use tools to process data to advance knowledge of science.

Our program is scientifically rigorous, particularly in the physical sciences, while providing students with in-demand programming and other skills. It features a solid, balanced offering in STEM courses, while other programs may be more biased in one direction (biology) or the other (computer science).

Courses include programming in Perl, C++ and Java; data structure and algorithms; data mining; statistics; human biology; genetics; genomics and transcriptomics; and more. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to the Profession 
  • Linux/Perl Programming 
  • General Biology 
  • Human Biology 
  • Microbiology 
  • Genetics 
  • Microbiology Laboratory 
  • Biochemistry 
  • Genomics and Transcriptomics 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Academic requirements: Academic requirements: average GPA of a 3.0 (on a 4.0 U.S. scale)

  • SAT requirement: Varies depending on department, minimum 1100 with good scores in maths.
  • Letter of Recommendation is required
  • ACT Composite: 27+ (Must have 27+ in Math)
  • SAT Composite: 1240+ (Must have 630+ in Math)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    47480 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 47480 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    47480 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 47480 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Chicago

  • 1297 - 2500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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  • At IIT, more than 97 percent of students receive some type of financial aid, whether it be need-based, merit-based, or both. There are also scholarship opportunities that can cover most of your college expenses.

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