Bioinformatics degree program

  • Bachelor of Science (BS) in Biology & Computer Information Science, Bioinformatics option

Bioinformatics degree overview

The Bioinformatics major is the newest degree option being offered by the Biology Department at Missouri Southern. This major is an interdisciplinary degree combing the skill of the computer specialist with the knowledge of the biologist to mine the information being generated from the Human Genome Project. The Human Genome Project’s primary goal was to sequence the 4 billion nucleotide bases that code for your very own existence. Their goal has been expanded to sequence the genomes of other species from bacteria to protozoa to plants to animals. Because of the vast array of data, computer skills are a necessity.

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Biology - Bioinformatics Department

Dr. Gerald Schlink
Professor, Advisor, Bioinformatics
Reynolds Hall 317-D
3950 East Newman Road
Joplin, MO 64801-1595
Phone: 417.625.9764

Computer Information Science - Bioinformatics

Dr. Jack Oakes
Department Head, Computer Information Science
Plaster 223E
3950 East Newman Road
Joplin, MO 64801-1595
Phone: 417.625.9683