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Bioinformatics and Computational Biology BS - Biomedical Informatics Concentration - Applying to the Program

(HEGIS: 04.00 BIOLOGICAL SCI UNCLASSFD, CIP: 26.1103 Bioinformatics)

Becoming a Bioinformatics and Computational Biology BS - Biomedical Informatics Concentration Student

Becoming a University at Buffalo Student

Admission to UB is based on a holistic review. We consider high school average, class rank (where applicable), strength of the high school academic record and SAT or ACT scores, if applicable. UB supports SUNY’s decision to temporarily suspend SAT and ACT requirements for admissions for the 2021-22 academic year. This temporary change of admissions eligibility requirements applies to the spring 2021, fall 2021 and spring 2022 cycles. A personal essay, recommendations, documented creative talent, demonstrated leadership, community service and special circumstances are also considered.

The following is not required for admission, but is suggested as adequate preparation for university-level coursework:

  • Four years of English (with a substantial writing component).
  • Four years of social studies.
  • Three years of college-preparatory science.
  • Three years of a second language.
  • Three years of college-preparatory mathematics.

Visit Undergraduate Admissions to learn more.

Freshman Admission to the Program

Students will be contacted by the College of Arts and Sciences upon acceptance to UB. At that time a student should indicate an interest in pursuing the Biomedical Informatics concentration. Freshman students intended into the biomedical informatics concentration of the Biological Sciences and Computational Biology degree program will be required to complete a series of prerequisite courses with a 3.0 major GPA . Students who have met these criteria are eligible to apply to the major. The major application should be completed by January 15. Students are expected to work closely with their advisor to be sure they are on track for acceptance into the major in a timely fashion.

Transfer Admission to the Program

Students will be contacted by the College of Arts and Sciences upon acceptance to UB. At that time a student should indicate an interest in pursuing the Biomedical Informatics concentration. Transfer work will be evaluated by the advisor to determine the student’s standing in the program as either an intended or approved student. 

Transfer students intended into the biomedical informatics concentration of the Biological Sciences and Computational Biology degree program will be required to complete a series of prerequisite courses with a 3.0 major GPA. Students are expected to work closely with their advisor to be sure they are on track for acceptance into the major in a timely fashion.

Current UB Students Applying to the Program

Students may indicate a preference to major in BCB/Biomedical Informatics at any time, Acceptance into the major occurs only after a review of a student's progress at the end of four semesters of coursework. Students seeking acceptance into the major must complete an application. A minimum combined GPA of 3.000 in the prerequisite courses is required for acceptance to the program.

Students may submit a change of major form to be considered intended in the major.

Suggested Introductory Courses

BIO 200 Evolutionary Biology
CHE 101 General Chemistry
MTH 141 College Calculus I

 
Published: Oct 19, 2021 16:00:22