A Diverse Program for Meeting Diverse Challenges
Bioinformatics & Computational Biology (BCB) students benefit from a truly interdisciplinary program of study—rather than merely a concentration within a traditional biology program. Recognizing both the direction in which the field is evolving—and where the most critical needs will be for scientists, mathematicians, and engineers—WPI in 2010 became one of the very few universities to offer such a program.
BCB comprises three affiliated academic departments—Biology, Computer Science, and Mathematics—and provides opportunities for advanced course work and research for highly qualified students. So when our graduates enter the working world or pursue further study, they are fully capable of speaking the language of all these disciplines and will have an expertise in at least one.
BCB faculty members provide students with the resources to perform innovative scientific research. The diverse learning environment that characterizes BCB promotes easy exchange of ideas, access to all the necessary resources and encourages creative solutions to pressing scientific questions.