Informatics - Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
A vibrant crossroads in medical research
Learn how to effectively utilize biomedical data as a tool for improving lives. By translating basic research into better health care, you can drive innovation in the field of information technology when you complete a Bachelor of Science degree in biomedical informatics through the IU School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI.
This degree prepares you to be part of a dynamic workforce in a state with a thriving biomedical and genome research industry. You’ll develop hands-on, essential skills in biomedical data analytics and applications—skills that will enable you to become an informatics leader in the bioinformatics, clinical, pharmaceutical, and health care industries.
You’ll gain knowledge and research experiences needed for medical school, or pursuing graduate studies in bioinformatics, health, and biomedicine.
Our internship option allows you to gain practical experience, and the availability of evening and online courses offers working students more flexibility.
An interdisciplinary field of study
The Bachelor of Science in biomedical informatics is aimed at students who have an introductory background in both computing and biology. The 120-credit-hour program integrates knowledge from health, information systems, biomedical science, and other related areas.
Upon enrolling in the program, you’ll select a specialty: bioinformatics, health informatics, or premedical bioinformatics. From there, we’ll help you to select classes that will elevate your skills in these and other disciplines.
Data can become an agent for change only when we have the ability to retrieve and organize it. Turn bio-repositories into tools for research and resources for developing precision medicine. Learn how to utilize genomic, molecular, and patient data to diagnose and treat rare diseases, reduce harmful drug interactions, and repurpose FDA-approved drugs.
Bioinformatics is changing how decisions are made, with focused analysis that redefines clinical practice. Effectively managing the results of experiments using high-throughput screening is crucial to drug research, and genomic and protein sequencing.
Learn to solve real-world problems in computational biology using informatics. Specializing in health informatics means you’ll develop skills to enhance research, and to improve both the security of our electronic medical records and the ways we obtain care.
Standardizing data and how we retrieve it has far-reaching implications. Health informatics allows us to access and monitor our own health information, and aids researchers in detecting trends to contain outbreaks of disease.
This course of study focuses on the same areas of expertise as the bioinformatics specialization. It includes all courses required for medical school at Indiana University and most other universities.
The place to grow your biomedical knowledge
This degree is the first and only undergraduate program in Biomedical Informatics in Indiana and the Midwest.
At the School of Informatics and Computing, you can expect:
- Rigorous curricula: Learn crucial informatics skills to prepare you for careers in biomedical data and health information management in industry and academia.
- Medical school preparation: A natural pathway from premedical specialization in Biomedical Informatics to further your career in medical school.
- Cutting-edge research with renowned faculty. Study with experts in biomedical big data analytics, drug discovery, genetics and omics technologies, precision medicine, and smart health.
- Close industrial connections with biomedical companies and enterprises such as Eli Lilly, Dow AgroSciences, IU Health and Roche offering internships, sponsorships, and collaborative research.
Our students and faculty utilize emerging technologies in projects on the frontiers of biohealth research.
The Regenstrief Institute, the IU School of Medicine, the IU Simon Cancer Center, and many other health care schools, programs, and centers make IUPUI a leader in cross-disciplinary research.
Reduce your costs
The B.S. in Biomedical Informatics offered by IUPUI is eligible for Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP) which significantly reduces out-of-state IUPUI tuition—to 150% of in-state tuition—for students from participating states.
Your biomedical informatics Bachelor of Science degree from IUPUI will give you the skills for high-salary jobs such as:
- Bioinformatics scientist
- Biomedical data scientist
- Biomedical data warehousing specialist
- Clinical data analyst
- Clinical project manager
- Biotechnology companies
- Physician practices
- eHealth companies
- Pharmaceutical companies
- Health insurance companies