Bioinformatics, which combines biology with computer science, is a rapidly growing discipline in biological research and in computer science research. Bioinformatics arose out of a need to rapidly expand and critique large volumes of biological data, especially in the area of genomics. Modern biological and biomedical research involves a significant informatics component. Traditionally, computer programmers have been educated in Computer Science, and biologists have been educated in Biological Sciences or Environmental and Plant Biology. But, it is becoming increasingly evident that to meet the growing need for people working in biological research and industry, a plan of study that focuses on the interdisciplinary aspects of bioinformatics is crucial. No single department can handle this demand. Thus, a certificate program in bioinformatics is available at Ohio University.
Undergraduate Certificate in Bioinformatics
Graduate Certificate in Bioinformatics
Degree Programs with Bioinformatics Option