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Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Informatics

Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis
Program overview
4 years
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates


Program description

Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Informatics

You can learn how to use biomedical data as a tool for improving lives. Translate basic research into better health care, and drive innovation in the field of information technology, when you complete a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Informatics.

At the IU School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI, you can develop the skills to become an informatics leader in the bioinformatics, clinical, pharmaceutical, or health care industries.

Follow your passion as you pursue your degree through our Department of BioHealth Informatics. You’ll specialize in one of these fields:

  • Health informatics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Premedical Bioinformatics

Admission requirements

Admission Requirements for Freshman Students

Admission Standards

We use the following standards when making admission decisions:

  • You have completed or will complete secondary school by the time of enrollment;
  • No grade point average guarantees admission to IUPUI. We look for applicants who have demonstrated a "B" average or above average grades, with strong grades in math and science;
  • SAT or ACT exam scores are not required for admission nor our merit scholarships. However, scores may be required for competitive scholarships.
  • You must meet our English language Proficiency standards.

Secondary School Graduation

You must earn a diploma from an accredited secondary school or examination results that show an equivalent level of academic achievement such as “O” levels or a general equivalency diploma (GED) to be eligible for admission. If you are homeschooled or attend an alternative school, you should submit credentials that demonstrate equivalent levels of achievement and ability.

English Language Requirements

You may demonstrate your English proficiency by submitting any of the following test results within two years of the test date.

  • TOEFL (iBT) -60
  • IELTS - 5.5
  • SAT (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing) - 410
  • ACT (English) School - 17
  • Duolingo English Test - 90 Due to recent cancellations of English language proficiency test dates, we will accept (for a limited time) Duolingo English Test (DET) scores issued after July 15, 2019.
  • IUPUI Program for Intensive English (PIE) - Level 5
  • Any ELS center located in the US or Canada - Level 109
  • GCSE or GCE O Level in English language - Grades A-C
  • International Baccalaureate - Higher Level English A1 or A2 Certificate, grade of 4 or higher
  • Freshman English Composition Course - "C" grade or higher (equivalent to IUPUI W131) from a regionally accredited U.S. University
  • English Speaking Countries - If you have completed your secondary education in one of these countries

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Year 1

Fall Term

  • First Year Experience
  • Mathematical Foundations of Informatics
  • Calculus for Life Sciences I
  • Concepts of Biology I
  • Gen Ed Core Communication

Spring Term

  • Information Infrastructure
  • Concepts of Biology II
  • Calculus for Life Sciences II
  • Gen Ed Core Communication

Year 2

Fall Term

  • Information Infrastructure II
  • Data Fluency
  • Database Design for HIM
  • Gen Ed Social Sciences Competency
  • Open Elective

Spring Term

  • Biomedical Informatics
  • Introductory Principles of Genetics
  • Biostatistics for Informatics
  • Gen Ed Cultural Understanding Competency
  • Open Elective

Year Three

Fall Term

  • The Chemistry of Life
  • Career Planning
  • Application Programming for Biomedical Data Analysis
  • Open Elective
  • Open Elective

Spring Term

Introduction to Bioinformatics

  • Foundations of Computer Science
  • Computational Systems Biology
  • Arts & Humanities Competency
  • Open Elective

Year Four

Fall Term

  • Gen Ed Social Sciences Competency
  • Computational Methods in Biomedical Informatics
  • Applications of Data Mining
  • Open Elective
  • Open Elective

Spring Term

  • Next Generation Sequencing Data Analysis
  • Machine Learning for Bioinformatics
  • Capstone Project Internship
  • Open Elective
  • Open Elective

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

Total tuition fee: $48,393 per year

Career opportunities

Your Biomedical Informatics Bachelor of Science degree from IUPUI will give you the skills for high-salary jobs such as:

  • Bioinformatics scientist
  • Biomedical data scientist
  • Biomedical data warehousing specialist
  • Clinical data analyst
  • Clinical project manager
  • Health database analyst
  • Health care IT director
  • Health information manager

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Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) in Indiana, USA, is considered the state’s premier urban research university. Combining the resources of two prestigious universities with a downtown location, IUPUI offers students the opportunity to earn a respected degree from Indiana University...

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Why study at Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis

There are students from over 140 countries represented on campus, making us one of the most diverse in the nation. Additionally, IUPUI is the only university in the United States with two universities on one campus, meaning you get the benefits of being both an Indiana University (IU) and a Purdue University student. Depending on your major, you receive either an IU or a Purdue degree.

You can receive a world-class education, large merit-based scholarships, and study close to major business hubs that frequently recruit students for internships and jobs. Lastly, this is a great location for anyone that would prefer living in a city instead of a college town.

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Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis

902 West New York Street
46202 Indianapolis Indiana
United States of America

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