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Bioinformatics (Minor)

20 Credits  |   Main Campus

Be on the forefront of leading-edge technologies, learning how to analyze and interpret biological data with a minor in Bioinformatics.

Become proficient in the development, storing, and analyzing of complex biological data, particularly with DNA, RNA, and protein sequences. Explore this growing global industry and the many different careers in academia, healthcare, medicine, agriculture, and biotechnology.

Offered through the College of Arts and Science’s Biology Department, the Bioinformatics minor is open to all majors. The program may be of particular interest to students pursuing a degree in Biology, Chemistry, Health Services, Forensic Science, Criminal Justice, and Mathematics. 

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What You’ll Learn

Explain the role of bioinformatics in genetics, evolutionary biology, and pharmaceuticals.

Evaluate bioinformatics techniques

Apply various statistical tools within the bioinformatics field

Search, compare, model, and integrate bioinformatics techniques as part of an experimental design.

Local Internships

Department of Energy
Medstar Health
Society for Science

Global Careers

Bioinformatics Engineer
Data Scientist
IT Consultant
Clinical Lab Tech
Software Developer
Genetic Counselor

Bachelor’s Degree

Bachelor’s Degree

Bachelor’s Degree

Applying to the Bioinformatics (Minor) Program

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College of Arts & Sciences Admissions Requirements

Applying to the College of Arts & Sciences is a 5-step process:

  • Step One: Apply to Trinity
  • Step Two: Have your School Administrator submit your Official Transcripts (High School/College/Home School/GED) – International Transcripts must be evaluated prior to submission
  • Step Three: Submit Essay “Where do I see myself after obtaining a TWU degree?”
  • Step Four:  Submit your Recommendation Letter(s) (Teacher/Guidance Counselor/Mentor)
  • Step Five: Once your application is submitted, use your log-in credentials to check your status

Admissions Criteria:

  • First-Time Freshman candidates for admission should complete a secondary school program that includes 16 academic units: English, Mathematics (algebra, geometry, and trigonometry), Science to include Lab work (biology, chemistry, and physics), History, Foreign Language, and Social Science.
  • Transfer candidates must submit official college transcripts from each previously attended college or university.
  • Optional Standardized tests such as the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT I) and/or the American College Test (ACT) can be submitted.  To have your scores sent to us use SAT code 5796 and ACT code 0696.
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average 2.0 (on 4.0 Scale).