This digital resource showcases the career opportunities in the booming biotech industry as well as the biocomputational engineering degree that empowers and equips individuals to make an impact in biotech. Find out how UMD’s bachelor’s program in Biocomputational Engineering could give you the skills and experience you need across a range of disciplines to be able to tackle today’s biggest challenges in health care.
The COVID-19 pandemic has only highlighted the pressing need for biotechnology researchers, who are collaborating and racing to develop vaccines at a rapid pace worldwide. This latest life-threatening new infectious disease and its uncontained spread has illustrated the far-reaching influence of scientists and engineers who are committed to biotechnology and wielding its power for the common good. Incidentally, the demand for skilled and qualified individuals in the biotech field has soared.
What you'll find in the eBook:
Information about how the program curriculum fuses a variety of disciplines to equip changemakers
Career pathways and descriptions of the roles and responsibilities of various job positions in the biotech sector
Answers to FAQs about admissions requirements and transfer pathways
Insights about industry trends in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and bioinformatics
Details about the state-of-the-art Biomedical Sciences and Engineering (BSE) education facility at the Universities at Shady Grove
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Interested in life science technology? Love to solve problems? Intrigued by biological sciences and bioengineering? Find out how UMD's undergraduate degree in Biocomputational Engineering combines all of these skills and disciplines.
Biotech companies have a high demand for biology-minded individuals who excel in programming and data sciences. The DC, Maryland and Virginia metropolitan area is a hub for biotech research — discover how you can break into the field.
This program is geared toward transfer students from community colleges or four-year institutions. Explore the list of gateway courses and admissions requirements.
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If you have any questions or would like to discuss the program and your particular interests further, schedule a meeting with our program coordinator, Emily Bailey. Check out her schedule and book a meeting at a time that works for you!