Learn how to translate the “big data” generated in biological and health research into knowledge that improves human health.

Major Roadmap

Major Roadmap

Explore your options — classes, internships, research and study abroad. Find what interests you, discover what you love, and create a major experience that jumpstarts your future. 

Bioinformatics Major Guide

As a Bioinformatics major, you’ll take courses in computer science, computational biology, mathematics, statistics and chemistry. Dive into research and project-based coursework alongside your professors, and present professional-level research as an undergraduate.

Take advantage of the Wild Basin Creative Research Center, an Austin nature preserve managed by St. Edward’s, where Bioinformatics students have conducted research on — for example — the fungal microbiomes of native plants. And connect with Austin’s growing biotechnology industry, where companies are using bioinformatics to develop solutions to problems in agriculture as well as genetic testing and personalized medicine.

What do our graduates do?

Bioinformatics majors go on to a variety of careers and graduate schools from St. Edward’s. Here’s a sample of what our recent graduates are doing.

  • Working at CDK Global and Dell EMC
  • Completing a Computer Science graduate program at the University of California Davis as the Integrated Computational Entomology fellowship recipient
  • Completing the Bioinformatics master’s program at St. Louis University Bioinformatics, as the recipient of the National Science Foundation BITWISE Scholarship
  • Graduate students at Boston University, Saint Louis University, the University of Central Florida and The University of Texas at Dallas

The Thrill of Discovery

The Thrill of Discovery

Undergraduate research at St. Edward’s connects students with professional mentors, encourages them to take on new challenges and helps some find careers they never imagined. Read about five students, including a Bioinformatics major, whose research is finding answers.