Program Facts

  • GU Bioinformatics Facts

    • Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary academic program.
    • Gannon University is the only school in northwestern Pennsylvania to offer a degree in bioinformatics.
    • Gannon’s bioinformatics program will prepare students for careers in the field as well as graduate programs.
    • Bioinformatic students experience a wide range of internships both locally and nationally like the University of Pittsburgh’s Super-Computing Center and the National Institution of Health in Washington, D.C.

    Major Facts

    • Recent market research reports the global Bioinformatics market to reach $5 billion by 2015.
    • Depending on their level of education, bioinformaticians can earn an annual salary of $50,000 to $160,000.

    About the Program

    • Bioinformatics majors in the program learn to:
      • Understand the basic and advanced mechanisms in molecular biology and biochemistry
      • Utilize mathematical, statistical and software tools, environments and databases for effective collection, searching and effective analysis of experimental data.
      • Design and build computational solutions for biological and chemical problems
      • Design computational solutions derived from biology or chemistry and interpret scientific significance of the results.
    • Professionally-involved, technical faculty teach and mentor majors.
    • The Bioinformatics program is hosted by the Computer and Information Science (CIS) department along with the related CIS majors of the computing and information fields: computer science, information systems, and software engineering.
    • The program shares CIS facilities and courses with the related majors in the computing and information fields enabling participation in interdisciplinary and team-based projects.