Housed in the Department of Computer Science, Science Informatics is an interdisciplinary program supported by the departments of Biology and Molecular Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Computer Science, Mathematical Sciences. The program will train students in the problem-solving techniques used to handle very large datasets, like ones seen in Bioinformatics and Cheminformatics.
A BS in Science Informatics offers excellent foundations for a vast array of careers in the public or private sectors. Students are especially prepared to work in New Jersey's high tech pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and other data intensive industries. The program also elicits students to engage in graduate studies in the underpinning disciplines.
Bioinformatics is perhaps the best known of the disciplines becasue of its association with the Human Genome project. Cheminformatics is of similar importance in the pharmaceutical industry, and Geoinformatics is of increasing value in applied geosciences.
Science Informatics is increasingly changing the way technology-based and data-intensive companies organize their research-and-development activities!
*As of Fall 2014 there will be ONE degree in Science Informatics. Students will choose an advanced track of courses in their area of interest. The degree will be a "BS in Science Informatics."