Informatics B.S. + Bioinformatics M.S.

Turn biological data into life-enhancing discoveries

You can take data to places it’s never been, using technology to increase our understanding of life and how to improve it.

By examining how people and information systems connect, you’ll acquire the skills to turn data into solutions, developing groundbreaking advances in science. Then intensify your knowledge of computational biology and analyze data to drive pioneering research.

Learn to bridge the gap between data and discovery in genome biology and other research areas by earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Informatics and master’s degree in Bioinformatics through the IU School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI.

Learn more about the B.S. in Informatics

Learn more about the master’s in Bioinformatics

“After graduation, our students are on the way to achieving their dreams. That’s what we promise them.”

Huanmei Wu, former Department of BioHealth Informatics Chair

How it works

You’ll apply for the accelerated program in the sixth semester of your B.S. or when you have successfully completed your first five semesters—75 credit hours—with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.25 or higher. The School of Informatics and Computing will waive all application fees.

Bachelor and master degrees are conferred independently.

Plan of Study

The plan of study follows the B.S. in Informatics plan of study for years 1-3. Students begin taking graduate level courses during year 4 as follows:

Fall Semester Senior Year

Spring Semester Senior Year


  • Bioinformatics Elective

Fall Semester Fifth Year

Spring Semester Fifth Year