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B.S. in Bioinformatics

The bioinformatics major at Loyola provides students with the training and opportunities to become leaders in this ground-breaking discipline, with career advancement and post-graduate possibilities for years to come. Graduates in bioinformatics will:

Degree Requirements

Students pursuing the B.S. in bioinformatics must complete 21 courses in biology, chemistry, computer science, and mathematics and statistics, totaling 62 credit hours. The following courses are required:



Computer Science

Mathematics and Statistics

Students Must Take 2 of the Following


     •  BIOL 397 Bioinformatics Survey or BIOI 398 Bioinformatics Internship or  BIOI 399 Bioinformatics Research (≥ 1 credit)

Required courses within the major also satisfy the following university Core Curriculum requirements: scientific literacy (6 credits) and quantitative analysis (3 credits).

Sample Course Schedules

These course schedules display how students may complete the bioinformatics major in addition to their university Core requirements in four years of study:


Bioinformatics Program Director · Quinlan Life Sciences Center 325 · 1032 W. Sheridan Rd. · Chicago, IL 60660
Phone: 773.508.3277 · Fax: 773.508.3646 · E-mail: cputonti@luc.edu

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