Learn to translate biomedical data into information and knowledge that improves health outcomes.
Biomedical informatics is a multidisciplinary field that involves the generation, acquisition, management and analysis of biomedical and health data and its translation into information and knowledge for improving individual and population health.
The BS program in biomedical informatics curriculum includes biomedical informatics, computer science, biology, chemistry, mathematics and statistics. Students learn approaches to acquiring data, data management and knowledge representation, modeling and machine learning and using these capabilities to address problems in the biomedical and health domains. Students have the opportunity to do research alongside faculty who are experts in bioinformatics, imaging informatics, clinical informatics and population health informatics.
Graduates of the program have a broad set of biomedical informatics knowledge and skills enabling them to contribute to many areas of health and biomedicine in their future work.
At A Glance
Biomedical Informatics, BS
- Offered by: College of Health Solutions
- Location: Downtown, Tempe
- First Required Math Course: MAT 251 - Calculus for Life Sciences
- Math Intensity: Moderate
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Graduates with a degree in the rapidly expanding field of biomedical informatics are prepared for careers in a wide range of settings. They are employed in positions such as data science analysts, bioinformaticians, software engineers, and public health informatics scientists, among others. Those with interests in life sciences and technology may see this program as a unique way to combine the two. Others may find this degree the first step toward medical school or advanced medical research or to continued graduate-level study in biomedical informatics.
Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:
|Clinical Data Managers||33.8%||$84,060|
|Computer Network Architects||6.5%||$104,650|
|Computer and Information Research Scientists||19.2%||$114,520|
|Software Quality Assurance Engineers and Testers||9.3%||$88,510|
|Computer Systems Analysts||9.1%||$88,270|
|Medical and Health Services Managers||20.5%||$98,350|
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).
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