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Biochemistry - Bioinformatics, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

If you are a computer nerd but also love biology, bioinformatics may be the best path. A strong grasp of mathematics is essential in this Biochemistry - Bioinformatics program at Mississippi State University. Bioinformatics is fundamentally about the application of computer-based approaches to the understanding of biological processes. 

Today's technology has given us high-capacity analysis of genes and proteins which make it necessary to integrate informatics when solving biological problems.

Career Opportunities and Professional School Information

Biochemists, molecular biologists, entomologists, and plant pathologies are employed in a variety of industries concerned with genetic engineering, human and animal nutrition, processing of foods, development of drugs and other medications, manufacture of chemicals for a wide range of uses, in ecological studies, and also in the area of sales for biochemical products. They also participate in laboratory research in universities and colleges, in research institutes, in hospitals, forensic laboratories and in government installations.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Computer Programming
  • Intermediate Computer Programming
  • Data Structures and Analysis of Algorithms
  • Discrete Structures
  • Introduction to Formal Languages and Automata
  • Bio-computing
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computational Biology
  • Introduction to Analysis of Algorithms
  • Introduction to Statistical Inference (OR Computer Science Elective)

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    71

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

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    525

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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

  • Certified, translated copies of all transcripts, mark sheets, and diplomas, in a sealed, stamped envelope from your school.
  • An official ACT score of 20 or higher, official OLD SAT score of 960 or higher, or NEW SAT score of 1030 (only if your GPA is below 3.0 based on our evaluation of your transcripts OR if you are applying for scholarships). 
  • English Proficiency
  • Once you've been admitted, go to the International Student Services website for additional requirements.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23950 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23950 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    23950 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23950 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    8910 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8910 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Starkville

  • 800 - 1300 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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