BCB Ph.D. Program
Overview: The Doctor of Philosophy in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BCB) is an interdisciplinary program at the intersection of the disciplines of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Statistics, Computing and Informatics, and Engineering. It is expected that students entering the program will have completed an undergraduate major in either a life science or a quantitative discipline. The degree includes additional training and demonstrated competence in both life sciences and scientific programming. The program is structured to provide students with the skills and knowledge to develop, evaluate, and deploy bioinformatics and computational biology applications. The program is designed to prepare students for employment in academia and in the biotechnology sector, where the need for knowledgeable life scientists with quantitative and computational skills has exploded in the past decade.