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Online Graduate Certificate in Data Science in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics

Discover Healthcare Solutions Through Data Analysis

The online Graduate Certificate in Data Science in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics* was created for professionals and students who desire a greater understanding of how to work with big data at the intersection between life sciences and computational methods. The certificate offers a strong foundation in how to apply data analysis techniques to the computational biology and bioinformatics fields, such as biology, pharmaceuticals, and genetics. Students will have the opportunity to transfer credits toward the master's program in Data Science offered by Lewis University.

Individuals who complete the graduate certificate program gain the knowledge and skills to:

  • Evaluate possible solutions for data storage that meet prescribed performance and storage requirements
  • Create software for analyzing large data sets
  • Implement data management solutions related to computational biology and bioinformatics
  • Identify trends within data sets
  • Be real-world problem solvers in how best to use data to inform decision-making in computational biology and bioinformatics
  • Compare cloud-based solutions for storing large data sets in terms of performance, security, query mechanisms, software development, and cost
  • Create and choose visualization approaches that most clearly depict the characteristics of the data that need to be communicated for a particular purpose

Why Earn a Graduate Certificate in Data Science?

With some work experience under their belts, many people find that growth and promotion opportunities are limited unless they earn additional data science credentials. That’s why earing a graduate certificate in Data Science is the first step toward a career in data science.

The Graduate Certificate in Data Science in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics* is equally suitable for individuals with a bachelor’s degree in information technology or one of the life sciences. Botanists and geneticists, database administrators and IT managers alike will benefit from this course of study regarding the intricacies of storing and sorting massive amounts of data.

Completing Lewis’ certificate program will only take you a year, and during that year you will gain valuable data science tools to help you climb the professional ladder. We understand that you may not be able to commit more than one year to your graduate studies right now. That’s why our online graduate certificate students have the option to return to Lewis for their master’s program with those 18 credits applied toward their advanced degree in data science.

An Excellent Certificate for Today's Best Careers

The online Graduate Certificate in Data Science in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics at Lewis University consists of 18 credit hours and can be completed in only 12 months. The certificate program was designed based on Lewis' M.S. in Data Science program. Also, the courses are led by faculty with years of experience in the field of data visualization and data management and applying big data to the computational biology and bioinformatics, ensuring that gradates of the program receive real-world experience and skills that are applicable to their careers.

Learn More

Take the next step toward obtaining a greater understanding of healthcare data analysis with Lewis University's online Graduate Certificate in Data Science in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics*. Call (866) 967-7046 to speak with a Graduate Admissions Counselor or click here to request more information.

*Formerly known as Data Science for the Life Sciences Certificate.