Bioinformatics Degree at George Mason University (Mason)

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Bioinformatics Degree

As a growing branch of biology, bioinformatics is the study of how software applications are being used to understand and process biological data. Being an interdisciplinary field of study within biology, bioinformatics leverages work from many fields such as: computer programming, mathematics, statistics, computer science, engineering, computational biology, cell biology, web development, data mining, molecular biology, database management, and biochemistry. Get more details below including other Virginia colleges that offer bioinformatics degrees.

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Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Bioinformatics program at George Mason University, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

Computer and Information Research Scientists

Description

Conduct research into fundamental computer and information science as theorists, designers, or inventors. Develop solutions to problems in the field of computer hardware and software.

Software Developers, Applications

Description

Develop, create, and modify general computer applications software or specialized utility programs. Analyze user needs and develop software solutions. Design software or customize software for client use with the aim of optimizing operational efficiency. May analyze and design databases within an application area, working individually or coordinating database development as part of a team. May supervise computer programmers.

Database Architects

Description

Design strategies for enterprise database systems and set standards for operations, programming, and security. Design and construct large relational databases. Integrate new systems with existing warehouse structure and refine system performance and functionality.

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Bioinformatics Programs in Virginia

Bioinformatics programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 22 students completed this program

Programs

  • Biostatistics (B,M)
  • Bioinformatics (B,M)

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Blacksburg, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 6 students completed this program

Programs

  • Bioinformatics (D)

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