Bioinformatics Graduate Programs

Our approach to genomic sciences is broad, offering degrees in both bioinformatics and functional genomics. As one of the first universities to formally teach genomic sciences, we have developed a well established and respected graduate program. Every year we attract renowned researchers from across these fields to speak at our various seminars and lectures.


We offer five degree programs:

Bioinformatics is a branch of genomics that integrates information sciences and statistics with the study of genomics. Students in bioinformatics focus on the mathematical, statistical and computational analysis of genomic data. They search for pattern and meaning in the data and develop new statistical methodologies for drawing inferences from the data.

Functional Genomics is a branch of genomics that determines the biological function of the genes and their products. Students selecting Functional Genomics will focus on one of more of these areas; gene discovery, gene expression, protein and nucleic acid structure and function, gene and gene product interactions, and genomic approaches to breeding and comparative studies relevant to ecology and evolutionary biology.

For more information please visit our graduate program website, Genomics Sciences Graduate Program at NC State.