Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog

Bioinformatics And Computational Biology - Overview

Department of Biological Sciences

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Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
College of Arts and Sciences
109 Cooke Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-1300

Phone: 716.645.4905
Fax: 716.645.2975
Web Address: www.biology.buffalo.edu
Grayson H. Snyder
Program Director

Department of Computer Science and Engineering

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Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
338 Davis Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-2000

Phone: 716.645.3180
Fax: 716.645.3464
Web Address: www.cse.buffalo.edu

Department of Mathematics

Contact Information

Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
College of Arts and Sciences
244 Mathematics Building
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260

Phone: 716.645.8785
Fax: 716.645.5039
Web Address: www.math.buffalo.edu


The Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BCB) program is an interdisciplinary program that involves the application of mathematics and computing to the study of genes and proteins; computational biology addresses more general questions involving computing applied to cellular and sub-cellular structures. As such, students in bioinformatics and computational biology integrate topics of applied mathematics, computer science, and biology into specialties as diverse as genetics, computational science, and microbiology. The program prepares students for graduate studies either in a bioinformatics-related field or in a traditional discipline, as well as for immediate entry into the job market.

The BCB is a single degree program. Students in the BCB program have the option to select a major from among three concentrations, offered in the Departments of Biological Sciences, Computer Science and Engineering, and Mathematics. Students complete a full major in their area of concentration and also take additional courses important to bioinformatics in disciplines that complement their concentration. All students take courses in calculus, statistics, molecular biology, organic chemistry, and databases, as well as a core course in bioinformatics. In addition, students complete a senior project during their senior year.

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