This dual degree program allows students to earn a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Master of Science in Bioinformatics in five years. The biology degree is awarded by the School of Science and is a Purdue University degree. The bioinformatics degree is awarded by the School of Informatics and Computing and is an Indiana University degree.
Students in this program are prepared for technology careers in healthcare, science and industry.
Informatics and computing professionals are in constant demand within an ever-evolving and growing field. As a result, employers are seeking graduates with the highest qualifications and skill sets to emerge as tomorrow's technology leaders. These forward-thinking programs combine our very best degree offerings in an accelerated format designed to prepare highly-skilled, marketable and successful graduates.
To pursue an accelerated B.S./M.S. degree, you will first be admitted to IUPUI as an undergraduate biology student. You'll schedule time with one of our undergraduate advisors to review your plan of study. You will apply for the master's program during your junior year.
Many career opportunities exist for biology majors, especially now, with the rise of the biotechnology industry and the sequencing of the human genome.