Ph.D. Degrees with a Specialization in Bioinformatics

To harness the unique educational and research training opportunities offered by the campus-wide Bioinformatics effort, several UCSD doctoral graduate programs offer students the option to develop – within their own doctoral degree program – a curriculum and research training that has an emphasis in Bioinformatics.  Such students may then qualify to earn a Ph.D. degree from their respective doctoral Program with a Specialization in Bioinformatics.

A "Specialization" is a formal University of California mechanism that allows a graduate student pursuing a Ph.D. in the UC System to obtain the Doctoral equivalent of a minor in a particular area of specialization. Students interested in pursuing a Ph.D. with a Specialization in Bioinformatics will satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement of the Bioinformatics and Systems Biology Graduate Program and pursue research that involves Bioinformatics with an advisor and/or co-advisor who is a training faculty of the BISB and BMI track.

The following Graduate Programs offer a Specialization in Bioinformatics: Bioengineering, Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, and Physics.

Major code Department
BE77 Bioengineering with specialization in Bioinformatics
BI80 Biology with a specialization in Bioinformatics
BS76 Biomedical Sciences with specialization in Bioinformatics
CH77 Chemistry with specialization in Bioinformatics
CS78 Computer Science with specialization in Bioinformatics
MA78 Mathematics with specialization in Bioinformatics
PY78 Physics with specialization in Bioinformatics