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Bioinformatics, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Omaha, NE, United States
A Bachelor of Science degree in Bioinformatics is offered within the Biology Department at University of Nebraska Omaha. This cross disciplinary degree requires bioinformatics courses offered jointly by the Biology Department in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Computer Science Department in the College of Information Science and Technology.
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Bioinformatics merges computer and information science with the study of genetic information and biological structures. Bachelor of Science degree in Bioinformatics is offered within the Biology Department at University of Nebraska Omaha allows researchers to open new windows of insight into our genetic makeup, providing pathways to understanding disease processes, and creating novel diagnostic and treatment strategies. To capitalize on the growing body of knowledge regarding the genome, there is an immense and growing need for experts in this field. 


  • Knowledge of fundamental biological processes at organism, physiological, cellular and molecular levels.
  • Basic understanding of principles of chemistry and their applications to living systems; properties of bio-molecules and their contribution to structure and function of cells.
  • Understanding of computer programming methodology; including algorithm design and program development. Capability of designing and applying software tools for biological data analysis.
  • Proficiency in the use of mathematical tools including discrete mathematics, calculus, and statistics.
  • Integrated knowledge and technical skills gained from diverse scientific disciplines of biochemical, mathematical, computational and life sciences; understanding key problems, possible solutions, and latest advances in bioinformatics.
  • Understanding of the process of scientific inquiry, preparation for rigorous research, quantitative problem solving skills, data analysis and interpretation of results.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Introduction to Bioinformatics
  • Advanced Bioinformatics Programming
  • Bioinformatics Algorithms
  • Database Search & Discovery in Bioinfomatics
  • Computerized Genetic Sequence Analysis

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

All students who have not yet earned any college credit and who are eligible to enter the university are accepted for admission to the college. However, admission of transfer students or students who have previously been enrolled at UNO is evaluated on an individual basis. A 2.0 grade point average in previous course work is required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    699 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 699 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    223 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 223 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Omaha

  • 985 - 1520 USD/month
    Living Costs

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