B.Sc. On Campus


University of California, San Diego

48 months
29754 USD/year
29754 USD/year
14679 USD/year
Tuition fee
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This Bioinformatics major at the University of California, San Diego offers rigorous, interdisciplinary training in the rapidly growing and evolving field of bioinformatics within the Division of Biological Sciences. 


An understanding of the qualitative and quantitative biological data that are accruing, and the tools used to analyze them, requires substantial mastery of biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, and computer science. 

Key Features 

  • The interdisciplinary bioinformatics specialization will be offered by two other departments (Computer Science and Engineering, and Bioengineering). All three versions of the bioinformatics specialization share a common set of core requirements, and also have distinct requirements reflecting each unit’s academic focus. 
  • The Bioinformatics specialization offered by the Division of Biological Sciences at the University of California, San Diego is aimed at a student interested in applying, and to some extent developing, tools of bioinformatics for the study of biological systems. Students will receive a BS in Biology with a Specialization in Bioinformatics. 

Programme Structure

  • This degree will prepare students for graduate studies in biological and biomedical sciences, and provide excellent training for work in the biomedical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and bioinformatics industries.
  • Students in the bioinformatics major are required to take courses in departments outside of the Division of Biological Sciences. As a result, we recommend students contact each respective department to inquire about prerequisite enforcement and availability of courses.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submit Your Application
  • Accept your offer and submit your Statement of Legal Residence (SLR) through the Applicant Portal.
  • Submit final, official transcripts: high school(s) plus any college/university transcripts.
  • Refer to Required Documents from Schools Outside the United States if any of your coursework was taken outside the U.S.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29754 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29754 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    29754 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29754 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    14679 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14679 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for San Diego

1400 - 2455 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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