The interdepartmental Bioinformatics and Integrative (BIG) PhD program trains future leaders in the field of bioinformatics and genomics. Our mission is to provide BIG graduate students with the tools to conduct original research and the ability to develop novel approaches and new technologies to address fundamental biological questions.
Students will be joint members of BIG and a 'home program' chosen from one of the four Division of Medical Sciences (DMS) programs, BBS, Immunology, Neuroscience, or Virology.
Candidates for BIG must have completed a Bachelor's degree in a quantitative science or a Bachelor's degree with a substantial minor in engineering or physical science.
Recommended Undergraduate Courses
We recommend that you prepare for BIG with at least one undergraduate subject in each of the following areas: