Biomedical Informatics

About the biomedical informatics major

Biomedical informatics is a major that focuses on using biomedical data and technology as tools to improve human health. You'll learn how to translate basic research into better health care solutions through computing. Through this major, you'll gain extensive knowledge in both biology and information technology.

Graduates of this major are prepared to work in the biomedical and genome research industry through. You may choose to pursue one of three tracts: bioinformatics, health informatics, or premedical bioinformatics.

Skills and abilities this major develops: biomedical data analysis, coding, research, computational biology, information management, analytical problem-solving skills, communication, and teamwork skills.

Engaged learning experiences

Regardless of your major or future career, engaged learning is vital to your present and future. It makes you more marketable for jobs and professional schools upon graduation, it enables you to build deeper connections with faculty and staff in your field of study, and it makes your learning personal by connecting your interests and values with the curriculum from your classes. Check out the three ideas below for places to get started, or learn more at IU Indianapolis’s Institute for Engaged Learning website.

Quick facts

Sample coursework

  • Biomedical informatics
  • Computational systems biology
  • Data analysis
  • Genetics and molecular biology
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Internship

Possible careers

  • Bioinformatics scientist
  • Biomedical data scientist
  • Clinical data analyst
  • Clinical project manager
  • Health database analyst
  • Health information manager
  • Healthcare IT director

Where could I work?

  • Dow AgroSciences
  • Ascension St. Vincent Hospital
  • Biotechnology companies
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • Eskenazi
  • IU Health
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Roche

Health and Life Sciences Cluster

This major belongs to the Health and Life Sciences (HLS) cluster.

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