Oklahoma State University Bioinformatics Graduate Certificate Program
Dr. Peter Hoyt, Program Director
Chair, Bioinformatics Certificate Program Advisory Committee
The mission of the OSU official campus-wide Bioinformatics Certificate Program is to train post-baccalaureate students in the techniques required to generate, analyze, and interpret complex biologically-derived data sets. The certificate program is a multi-disciplinary program that involves faculty in departments across the university and is administered through the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. The objectives of the Certificate Program are: to improve the employability of post-baccalaureate students; to consolidate interests from multiple departments into a cohesive curriculum; and to provide critical training for post-baccalaureate students to enhance the competitiveness of projects developed during and after their education at OSU.
Primary Student Learning Outcomes for this program
1. Students will understand the terminologies, technologies, and concepts used in the analysis of data related to genomes and genome structures.
2. Students will acquire sufficient cross-disciplinary knowledge to independently design bioinformatics projects and organize collaborators of appropriate expertise across the core disciplines of life sciences, computer sciences, and statistics.
3. Students will develop a set of skills including text mining/formatting, basic statistics, basic programming script, and use of genomic information and databases appropriate to their long-term employment.