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Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #601 (WUR) Baltimore Highlands, MD, United States
In order to keep pace with one of the fastest growing fields in the country, the B.S. in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology at University of Maryland Baltimore County consists of a roughly equal amount of coursework in life sciences, computer science, and mathematics.
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By developing skills across several disciplines, students acquire the knowledge that allows them to access and manipulate the wealth of data now emerging from new technologies relating to genes, genomes and the molecules they produce.

Program Overview

Bioinformatics graduates have excellent background for employment in industry, government, and academics. Students are especially encouraged to seek some form of graduate study beyond the B.S. in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology at University of Maryland Baltimore County, in order to focus their broad skills base into a specific area of expertise that prepares them for research careers in one of these domains.

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:

  • Foundations of Biology 
  • Experimental Biology Laboratory
  • Molecular and General Genetics
  • Cell Biology
  • Biological Chemistry
  • Seminar in Bioinformatics
  • Principles of Chemistry 
  • Organic Chemistry 
  • Computer Science for majors
  • Discrete Structures
  • Data Structures
  • Database Management Systems

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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.

General Requirements

  • A completed UMBC Undergraduate Admissions Application
  • A $75 nonrefundable application fee.
  • An official or attested copy of your current high school transcript/academic record including an English translation.
  • Official results of completion of state/national secondary school examinations.
  • A final high school transcript/leaving certificate upon completion of your senior year.
  • All non-native English speakers must submit official test scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24338 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12169 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    24338 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12169 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    8704 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4352 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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