The Department of Biomolecular Engineering offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in bioinformatics. Students majoring in another, related subject may minor in bioinformatics. Also, bioinformatics students may apply in their senior year for our combined B.S./graduate program, which streamlines the path to the advanced degree.
For information on the scope and requirements of the programs, see the program description in the UCSC General Catalog.
For a more comprehensible overview of the requirements, see the School of Engineering Curriculum Charts.
A bioinformatics student completing the program should
All students are strongly advised to attend a research talk each week—there are relevant seminar series sponsored by Biomolecular Engineering, MCD Biology, Microbiology and Environmental Toxicology, Computer Science, Applied Math and Statistics, and other departments. To find out about the research talks, students are advised to sign up for the "compbio" mailing list.