Biocomputing Graduate CertificateOffered by: Department of Computer & Information Science Recent developments in science produce a wealth of experimental data of sequences and three dimensional structures of biological macromolecules.
Why choose this program?
Students completing this certificate will understand structures, functions and evolution of proteins and nucleic acids, retrieve and interpret bioinformation from the internet, learn principles, algorithms and software for sequence alignment, similarity search of sequence databases, estimation of phylogenetic trees, structural prediction and functional interference.
With the advances of computer and information science, this data is available to the public from the variety of databases on the internet. Analysis of this data with various computational methods to obtain useful information is an emerging interdisciplinary area of study.
What will you learn?
Students learn how to apply computational techniques to understand structures, functions, dynamics, and evolution of living organisms. The certificate program is ideal for students working towards (or possessing) a B.S. or M.S. degree in computer science, computer engineering, mathematics, statistics, biological engineering, or one of the life sciences.
What will you do?
This program allows undergraduate and graduate students in the computational and life sciences to pursue a well-defined program where they gain fundamental skills in computing and biology so that they will be competitive for high-end employment in emerging technical fields.
Computer science degree sets stage for career in patent lawWill Hartzell-Baird 2008 Alumnus, B.S. Computer & Information Science (Pre-Law), IU School of Law