Jul 22, 2024  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2024-25 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2024-25

Bioinformatics Certificate Program

Certificate code CTBINU

Russ College of Engineering and Technology  
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science   
329 Stocker Center
Ohio University
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.1568

Lonnie Welch, certificate coordinator/contact person

Program Overview

The certificate in bioinformatics intends to provide students with backgrounds in biology or computer science the requisite background in bioinformatics in order to find employment in industries that employ persons with bioinformatics experience or in order to participate in research projects that use bioinformatics. Students study genetics, statistics, computer science, and complete a bioinformatics capstone experience.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy

Students are expected to complete the following introductory-level courses with a C (2.0) or better prior to beginning the bioinformatics certificate.

  1. Biology: PBIO 1140  or BIOS 1700  
  2. Computer Science: CS 2400  
  3. Mathematics: MATH 2301  

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

The medical, pharmaceutical, and agricultural industries have a need for students trained in bioinformatics. Many opportunities exist in these industries for students with the appropriate background.


Certificate Hours Requirements

The bioinformatics certificate program requires a minimum of 27 hours.


Complete the following course:

Intermediate Computation

Complete one of the following courses:


Complete a course in each of the following areas:


 Complete one of the following courses:

Laboratory Practicum

 Complete one of the following courses:

Additional Biology

Complete an additional BIOS or PBIO (3 or more hours) course at the 3000- or 4000-level (except PBIO 3150  or PBIO 4180J ) not taken in the genetics and lab practicum sections.

Cell Biology

Complete one of the following courses:

Bioinformatics Capstone Sequence

Complete one of the following courses:

Complete the following course: