Bioinformatics, Graduate Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Bioinformatics seeks to provide students with core knowledge in bioinformatics programming, integrating knowledge from the biological, computational, and mathematical disciplines. Students gain the data and genomic analysis skills needed to employ bioinformatics techniques to biological problems. The graduate certificate consists of four courses, three bioinformatics courses and one elective, totaling 15–16 semester hours.

Complete all courses and requirements listed below unless otherwise indicated.

Core Requirements

BINF 6200Bioinformatics Programming4
BINF 6308Bioinformatics Computational Methods 14
BINF 6309Bioinformatics Computational Methods 24


Complete one of the following. Electives outside this list may be chosen in consultation with faculty advisor:3-4
Biomedical Imaging
Cellular Engineering
Medical Physiology
Plant Biotechnology
Stem Cells and Regeneration
Inventions in Microbial Biotechnology
Advanced Microbiology
Medical Microbiology
Biological Imaging
Comparative Neurobiology
Advanced Genomics
Cell and Molecular Biology of Aging
Immunotherapies of Cancer and Infectious Disease
Molecular Cell Biology for Biotechnology
Molecular Cell Biology
Neurobiology and Behavior
Dynamics of Microbial Ecology
Biochemistry for Molecular Biologists
Foundations in Biotechnology
Team Skills in Biotechnology
Basic Biotechnology Lab Skills
The Biotechnology Enterprise
Managing and Leading a Biotechnology Company
Biotechnology Entrepreneurship
Launching your Science: Biotechnology Entrepreneurship
Bioprocess Fundamentals
Cell Culture Processes for Biopharmaceutical Production
Downstream Processes for Biopharmaceutical Production
Drug Product Processes for Biopharmaceuticals
Molecular Interactions of Proteins in Biopharmaceutical Formulations
Cutting-Edge Applications in Molecular Biotechnology
Higher-Order Structure Analytics
Biotechnology Applications Laboratory
Introduction to Glycobiology and Glycoprotein Analysis
Protein Mass Spectrometry
Protein Mass Spectrometry Laboratory
Protein Chemistry
Analytical Biochemistry
Analytical Biotechnology
Programming Design Paradigm
Foundations of Artificial Intelligence
Database Management Systems
Principles of Programming Language
Foundations of Software Engineering
Computer Systems
Web Development
Fundamentals of Computer Networking
Machine Learning
Information Retrieval
Data Mining Techniques
Collecting, Storing, and Retrieving Data
Introduction to Data Mining/Machine Learning
Introduction to Computational Statistics
Information Design and Visual Analytics
Introduction to Mathematical Methods and Modeling
Numerical Analysis 1
Numerical Analysis 2
Graph Theory
Probability 1
Probability 2
Mathematical Statistics
Regression, ANOVA, and Design
Nonparametric Methods in Statistics
Experimental Design and Biostatistics
Complex Networks and Applications
Network Science Data
Network Science Data 2

Note: International students are required to select a 4-credit elective to maintain a full-time status, 8SH. 

Program Credit/GPA Requirements

15–16 total semester hours required
Minimum 3.000 GPA required