Mission, objectives and learning outcomes
The mission of the Bioinformatics program is to provide students with the ability to integrate theory and practice across biological and computing disciplines while upholding the tradition of the liberal arts education.
- Prepare graduates who can integrate knowledge across biological and computer science disciplines for bioinformatics related careers;
- Develop graduates who are committed for life-long learning, capable of working effectively in teams, and who possess good communication skills;
- Prepare graduates for careers in the medical and life sciences fields.
Students who successfully complete the BS in Bioinformatics shall be able to:
- Integrate and manage data from different genomic and proteomic research
- Develop computational techniques and diversified bioinformatics tools for processing data, including statistical, machine learning and data mining techniques
- Design and implement efficient and reliable bioinformatics solutions by optimizing the usage of existing tools and developing new ones
- Demonstrate an understanding of biological and computer science concepts
- Develop an insight into scientific methodology, advances in bioinformatics research and related ethical issues
- Demonstrate the ability to work effectively and interactively in teams in order to accomplish a common goal
- Effectively present, transmit, and communicate their work, both in written and oral formats
- Have an understanding of current technology trends as well as future directions and recognize the need and develop the necessary skills for continued professional development