Biological Sciences

Bioinformatics (Honors/Specialization)

Effective September 2016, there will be no further admissions to BSc Honors or BSc Specialization in Bioinformatics. Students who entered one of these programs prior to September 2016 must complete all program requirements by April 30, 2020. Refer to the Calendar in effect at the time you were admitted or readmitted for the regulations governing the degree program requirements. The last BSc Honors or BSc Specialization in Bioinformatics will be granted at Spring Convocation 2020. 

The Honours / Specialization Degree in Bioinformatics is jointly administered by the Departments of Biological Sciences and Computing Sciences. See the BSc Honours Degree page or BSc Specialization page for admissions and academic requirements.

Bioinformatics is a rapidly developing field, encompassing skills in computing, molecular biology and genetics. Bioinformatics focuses on the management and sophisticated use of massive biological data sets over the coming decades. Bioinformatics is used daily in the Human Genome Project, Genbank and the Drosophila database.

Courses that may be included in this major: BIOL, CHEM, CMPUT, BIOCH, CMPUT, GENET, MATH, STAT, BIOIN, IMIN and MICRB.


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REMINDER: You must use the program planner for the year you most recently entered the program.