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About Bioinformatics

Are you driven by data? Would you love to use new technology to help prevent diseases or design new drugs? Are you hooked on studying the structure and function of proteins? Bioinformatics is a modern interdisciplinary science that uses

computational techniques to frame and resolve biological problems. Bioinformatics allows scientists to look at the “bigger picture” and use data to answer questions and detect trends to solve some of today’s most pressing scientific issues.

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Classes you can take:

Molecular Genetics, Computer Science, Data Structures, Biochemistry, Artificial Intelligence, Software Design, Computer Graphics, Analysis of Algorithms, Discrete Structures, Energy & Society, History & Systems of Psychology

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Sample Job Titles and National Salary Ranges

Job TitleSalary Range
Computer and Information Research Scientists$83,580 - $167,540
Statisticians$57,580 - $157,460
Biomedical Engineers$66,540 - $144,790

* Sources of Information: United States Department of Labor: Bureau of Labor Statistics (2014). For more information about careers and assistance in making your career plans, please contact Career Services (cahill@ramapo.edu) or visit www.ramapo.edu/careercenter/.

Ramapo Success Story

Faculty

Paramjeet Bagga

Bioinformatics, Biology

Alum

Abigail Courtney '15

Bioinformatics

Alum

Evan Clayton '10

Bioinformatics

Ramapo College is one of the few undergraduate colleges in the US and the first in New Jersey to offer a baccalaureate degree in Bioinformatics. Ramapo has well-maintained modern laboratories for biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, chemistry and physics that you will use throughout your Bioinformatics program.

Bioinformatics is practiced in the fields of molecular, personalized and preventative medicine, biotechnology and nanobiotechnology. Applying this powerful new technology can help to prevent, diagnose and treat inherited and other diseases, design new drugs and vaccines, shorten the development cycle of new medicines and much more.

As a student of Bioinformatics, you will be assigned at least three separate research projects during your junior and senior years. You will also be encouraged to present your findings at research conferences and publish your accomplishments in peer reviewed scientific journals. If you’re interested in gaining internship experience, previous Ramapo students have participated in programs with NJ State Police Office of Forensic Sciences, Meadowlands Environment Center, ADP, Alpha Physician Resources (EMA), and the New York Blood Center.

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Bioinformatics Minor

The bioinformatics minor provides Ramapo College students with an opportunity to develop bioinformatics skills, which will complement their major program of study. Students with a minor in bioinformatics are expected to be better prepared for professional schools, graduate programs, and research oriented jobs in the industry and academia. The minor also offers a more thorough preparation for the doctoral programs.