B.S. in Biocomputational Engineering
Students are welcome to apply for the Biocomputational Engineering program as transfer students from community college or four-year institutions. Prior to being admitted to the Biocomputational Engineering major, students must complete the UMD A. James Clark School of Engineering LEP gateway courses, prerequisite math/science courses, lower-level General Education requirements (or an associate's degree), and 60 credits.Learn More Q&A with Dr. White
What is biocomputational engineering?
In the biotech field, biocomputational engineers apply their knowledge of computer programming to analyze biological data sets and create new diagnostic technologies for the treatment and prevention of disease. Watch the video to explore how a biocomputational engineering degree can equip you with a variety of skills so you can leverage technology to improve global health.Watch the Video
The bachelor of science in Biocomputational Engineering will provide students with a breadth of fundamentals in biology and quantitative problem solving while developing skills in computation and data science. Students will apply these skills to the modeling of complex biological systems and the analysis of complex biological data sets in order to create new knowledge from the molecular to organ to system levels. The synthesis of bioengineering, computation, and data science gives the graduates unique capabilities to solve existing and emerging challenges of the modern medical world.
The major will require 120 credits for graduation, of which 60 are transferred into the program and 60 are completed at Shady Grove.Course Requirements
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