Bioinformatics is a growing field that uses computer science to help researchers understand biological data. Experts create algorithms, databases and artificial intelligence to generate knowledge and insights into everything from genetics to the development of medicines. Bioinformaticians are working to combat major congenital and transmittable diseases such as AIDS, Alzheimer’s and malaria.
As a Whitworth bioinformatics major, you will develop a set of cross-disciplinary skills and knowledge from the fields of computer science, molecular biology, biochemistry, mathematics and medicine. With the potential to use your degree to fight disease, you will be prepared to serve humanity in tangible and meaningful ways.