About the Major

Biomedical informatics is a major that focuses on using biomedical data and technology as tools to improve human health. You will learn how to translate basic research into better health care solutions through computing. Through this major, you will gain extensive knowledge in both biology and in information technology. Graduates of thsi major are prepared to work in the biomedical and genome research industry through this major. Students may choose to pursue one of three tracts including: bioinformatics, health informatics, or premedical bioinformatics.

Skills and abilities this major develops include: biomedical data analysis, coding, research, computational biology, information management, analytical problem-solving skills, communication, and teamwork skills.

Quick Facts

Sample Coursework

  • Human-computer interaction
  • Biomedical informatics
  • Data analysis
  • Computational systems biology
  • Genetics & molecular biology
  • Internship

Possible Careers

  • Bioinformatics scientist
  • Biomedical data scientist
  • Clinical project manager
  • Clinical data analyst
  • Health database analyst
  • Healthcare IT director
  • Health information manager

Where Could I Work?

  • AgroSciences
  • Ascension healthcare
  • Biotechnology companies
  • Eli Lilly & Co.
  • Eskenazi
  • IU Health
  • Roche
  • Pharmaceutical companies

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Cluster

This major belongs to the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) cluster. The STEM cluster is the academic home of University College students pursuing majors in the sciences, technology, engineering, informatics, and computing. The STEM cluster partners with students on their academic advising and career plans to guide them into their degree-granting schools.

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