Biomedical Informatics

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.

Engaged Learning Experiences

Regardless of your major or future career, engaged learning is vital to your present and future. It makes you more marketable for jobs and professional schools upon graduation, it enables you to build deeper connections with faculty and staff in your field of study, and it makes your learning personal by connecting your interests and values with the curriculum from your classes.  Check out the three ideas below for places to get started, or learn more at IUPUI’s Institute for Engaged Learning website.

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

Health and Life Sciences Cluster

This major belongs to the Health and Life Sciences (HLS) cluster.

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