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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)

Department of Biomedical Informatics

77 Goodell Street, 5th Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203

Diane G. Schwartz
Research Associate Professor, Co-Director, Masters' Degree Program

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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), SAT or ACT scores and strength of the high school academic record. A personal essay, recommendations, documented creative talent, demonstrated leadership, community service and special circumstances are also considered. For the 2018 admitted freshman class, UB reported an average ACT score of 25-30 and an average SAT score of 1190-1350. The average GPA ranged from 91-96.

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

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 in order to be considered for admission into the program. 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

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 in order to be considered for admission into the program. Transfer work will be evaluated by the advisor to determine the student’s standing in the program as either an intended or approved student. Students are expected to work closely with their advisor to be sure they are on track for acceptance into the major and a timely graduation. to complete a series of prerequisite courses in order to be considered for admission into the program. 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, although acceptance into the major occurs only after a review of a student's progress at the end of four semesters of coursework. In exceptional circumstances, a student who wishes to major in Bioinformatics may request a waiver or modification of the acceptance requirements. A minimum combined GPA of 3.0 in BIO 200, BIO 201, CHE 101/CHE 113, CHE 102/CHE 114, MTH 141, and MTH 142 is required for acceptance to the program.

It is recommended that all prerequisite courses be completed by the end of the fourth semester.

Suggested Introductory Courses

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

 
Published: Nov 21, 2019 08:27:11