Applied Bioinformatics

Applied Bioinformatics

Make the connection between the life sciences and data science.

Learn how to process biological data from scientific research, such as large-scale genomics and other molecular and biological datasets, using computation and analysis tools. In the Applied Bioinformatics Graduate Certificate you’ll gain proficiency in applied statistics, machine learning, data visualization, programming, and other techniques that aid in scientific discovery.

Who Should Apply?

The Applied Bioinformatics Graduate Certificate is designed for those currently working in biotechnology and related settings, or healthcare and other data science occupations, who are seeking career advancement.

Courses are completed entirely online, in asynchronous format, with zero on-campus, virtual, or in-person meeting requirements, an ideal format for busy professionals. You can watch lectures, participate in online forums with your classmates, and although assignments have deadlines, you can do homework whenever it’s convenient for you—all course content is accessible online from any device. Learn more about online learning with UW Extended Campus.

University Accreditation

Whether online or on campus, University of Wisconsin programs have a reputation for delivering world-class education and student support. Accreditation is your assurance that you will graduate with skills that are relevant to your field and valued by employers.

The Applied Bioinformatics Graduate Certificate is approved by the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents and is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Program Membership

The Applied Biotechnology program is a member of BioForward WI.


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