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Grand Valley State University    
2018-2019 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog 
    
 
  Nov 19, 2018
 
2018-2019 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Undergraduate Certificate in Bioinformatics and Genomics


Bioinformatics and genomics have become crucial components of life science research and industry (including biotechnology, medicine, and the pharmaceutical industry). Career options are already numerous and will become more plentiful in the future as part of the big data analytics field. Students trained in these novel techniques will be more competitive in their applications for jobs and graduate programs. Students must be degree-seeking students to receive the certificate. The certificate will be awarded at the same time as the degree is awarded. All undergraduate certificates have received Higher Learning Commission approval, and students are eligible for financial aid because they are seeking a degree.  

Requirements for the Certificate in Bioinformatics and Genomics


The certificate in bioinformatics and genomics requires a minimum of 12 credits (nine credits in the core and at least three credits of electives).

Transfer Students


A maximum of one course can be credited by transfer toward completion of the certificate in bioinformatics and genomics. Students must complete at least three of the courses for the certificate at GVSU.