B.Sc. On Campus

Biomedical Informatics

The City University of New York

48 months
620 USD/credit 18600 USD/year
620 USD/credit 18600 USD/year
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The Biomedical Informatics baccalaureate program offered by The City University of New York is designed to provide well-rounded, interdisciplinary training for a new generation of biomedical and healthcare workers prepared to meet the challenges of today and of the future. 


At The City University of New York, a rigorous core of courses provides students with a strong foundation from which to develop competencies in two interrelated component areas of Biomedical Informatics: Molecular Bioinformatics, centered on the use of conformational and genomic data to elucidate biological phenomena; and Health Informatics, focused on the secure electronic storage, retrieval, and use of biomedical information in healthcare delivery and research. 

What you'll learn

This dual focus gives students a broad understanding of the critical importance of informatics for a wide range of biomedical and health applications. These two subfields are seeing an exciting integration in cutting edge medicine as genomic information is used increasingly in medical diagnosis and care. The dual focus of the program seeks to prepare students for a range of career options and to adapt to changing conditions in the field.

The program curriculum is designed to meet the following learning goals:

  • A broad general education which lays the ground work for lifelong learning, and prepares for future education at the graduate level.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with other members of the healthcare and information technology professions and research fields.
  • Competencies in general biological sciences and in the fundamentals of computer technology and computer programming.
  • In-depth knowledge of and skills in:
  • Computational and mathematical basis of molecular biology and molecular bioinformatics;
  • Large databases of biomolecular sequence, structure, expression, and interactions, as well as the use of standard bioinformatics software for the retrieval and analysis of information from such databases for biomedical applications;
  • Healthcare information systems analysis and design, including healthcare database structures, data security, privacy, confidentiality, and associated legal and ethical issues;
  • The growing application of molecular bioinformatics in cutting edge medical diagnosis and treatment.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Biology 
  • General Chemistry
  • Molecular and Cell Biology 
  • Programming for Biologists 
  • Genetics 
  • Bioinformatics 

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

  • High school diploma with a 75 or higher average or a minimum score of 2750 on the High School Equivalency (GED), TASC, HSET exam. Some high demand and select programs require an 80 or higher average and may have specific admission criteria.

  • Proficiency in English and Math: Students who have minimum scores of 480 (Verbal) / 530 (Math) in SAT; or 20 (English) / 21 (Math) in ACT; or 75 (English regents/ 75 or higher in the Seq 2 or 3 Math regents, OR Math A or B regents with a 75 or above OR Integrated Algebra, Geometry or Algebra 2/Trigonometry regents with and 80 or above OR Common Core Math Regents in Algebra 1 or Geometry regents with a 70 or above or the Common Core Algebra2/Trigonometry regent with a 65 or above will be proficient.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 620 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • National

    18600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 620 USD per credit during 48 months.


  • Full-time $3,465/semester

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 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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