WPI’s distinctive undergraduate education combines rigorous theory with hands-on application. In other words, at WPI, you don’t just learn—you do. Throughout your four years here, you will apply your knowledge in innovative ways to solve significant, real-world problems, both in and out of the classroom.
Our Global Projects Program immerses students in communities as close as our home city of Worcester and at more than 40 other locations worldwide. Students work in teams with a faculty advisor and are accountable to a project sponsor on a specific problem that connects science or technology with social issues and human needs.
Bioinformatics & Computational Biology majors make meaningful contributions in areas such as functional genomics, disease prediction, regenerative medicine, biological database mining, and biodiversity. You may explore groundbreaking questions such as:
- Can we find better drugs by testing their effects on the nervous system of microscopic organisms?
- How can we create a computer simulation to predict the course of a viral outbreak on a cruise ship?
- Can we find mutations that cause disease by looking at how they affect large networks of proteins?