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Bioinformatics

Langara College
Program overview
2-4 years
Full time/part time
Diploma / certificate
Scholarships available
Start dates
Vancouver
September 2022

Vancouver
January 2023

Vancouver
May 2023

Vancouver
September 2023

About this program

Bioinformatics

Collecting large amounts of biological data is becoming easier and more affordable and as a result biology has become a data science. Examples of biological data include genetic sequences, genomes, epigenomes, proteomes, metabalomes and microbiomes. These large data sets require specialized and powerful computational and statistical tools for analysis. Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary science that applies computational and statistical methods to biological information in order to make new discoveries and to solve complex biological problems.

The discovery of thousands of disease-causing genes since the completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003 exemplifies the power of early bioinformatics methods. Bioinformatics tools are now routinely used to study the underlying cause of disease and to find more effective treatments as well as to study biological patterns and develop biological and chemical models.

Admission requirements

Domestic Applicants: BC Grade 12 Graduation (or equivalent) or 19 years of age or older

International Applicants: BC Grade 12 Graduation (or equivalent)

English Language Requirement

  • English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Level IV(a,b): EAP Level IV (LEAP 8)
  • Language Proficiency Index (LPI): 24
  • IELTS Academic(a,b,c,d): 6.5

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


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Program content

  • General Biology I
  • General Biology II
  • Biochemistry
  • Cell Biology
  • Molecular Genetics
  • General Chemistry I
  • General Chemistry II
  • Organic Chemistry for the Biological Sciences
  • Web Development I
  • Data Base Systems

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the college website for more information.

Tuition

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Qualification

Credential: Diploma, Associate of Science Degree, Baccalaureate Degree

Career paths

Bioinformatics specialists are in high demand in both academia and industry. Moreover, salaries are higher in bioinformatics than other fields in science. The responsibilities of a bioinformatician include data analysis, software development, project support, and computational infrastructure support. If you complete a BSc. in Bioinformatics at Langara, this degree will allow you to pursue a career as a Bioinformatician, Biostatistician or Data Scientist to name a few.

The sectors in which bioinformatics trainees are in high demand include but are not limited to:

  • Life sciences research
  • Pharmaceutical sciences
  • Health care
  • Biotechnology
  • Natural resources and agriculture

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Langara College

Located in beautiful Vancouver, B.C., Canada, snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓ Langara College provides University, Career, and Continuing Studies education to more than 23,000 students annually. With more than 1,700 courses and 130 programs, Langara’s expansive academic breadth and depth allows students of...


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Langara College

100 West 49th Avenue
V5Y 2Z6 Vancouver British Columbia
Canada

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