Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Certificate
Explore a High-tech Future in Life Sciences
Innovations are made in research labs around the world all the time—many of them by data scientists who crunch the numbers. And the data just keeps coming in. There is a growing need for trained professionals to mine, sort, analyze and turn that data into actionable insights. If you’re looking for an opportunity to dive into the data and provide others with the intelligence needed to cure illness, develop vaccines, explore biodiversity and more, the Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Certificate program could be for you.
Why Choose a Certificate Program?
Not everyone is ready to commit to a full graduate degree. For them, a certificate program is the logical next step for their career path.
At Lewis University, our 18-credit-hour graduate certificate program in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics can be completed in just 12 months. It offers an accelerated eight-week session format with the in-depth instruction you need to help you move from enrollment to career opportunities as soon as possible. And if you change your mind, you can apply the credit you earn toward our full Master of Science in Data Science program.
Grow Career-Relevant Skills
With a focus in computational biology and bioinformatics, data analysis can provide the catalyst needed to make real progress. The skills you bring to the table can help scientific teams make significant progress in everything from designing custom pharmaceuticals to tracking the spread of disease. With courses in data mining and analytics, statistical programming, data systems in the life sciences and more, you’ll examine current issues in the healthcare industry, problems that require the processing and presentation of large quantities of data.
Your certificate program will give you the skills you need to analyze massive amounts of data and then translate that information into actionable intelligence for decision makers. Career opportunities can include:
- Data Scientist
- Bioinformatics Analyst
- Bioinformatics Scientist
- Research Scientist, Bioinformatics
Why Lewis University?
Online and On-ground Options
Each of our programs were intentionally developed to meet the needs of busy, working adults.
Coursework is based on real-world situations, providing an education that is immediately applicable on the job.
Learn from industry experts, hard-won insights from professionals with expertise and experience in the world of computational biology and bioinformatics.