Associate of Science Degree
Bioinformatics A.S. (Athens State)
The Bioinformatics A.S. is a 2+2 program with Athens State University. The 2+2 program of study leads to the Associate of Science (A.S.) degree, Bioinformatics Emphasis, from Motlow State Community College (MSCC) and a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Biology – Bioinformatics Option from Athens State University.
Students will be broadly educated in the supporting academic disciplines that contribute to bioinformatics by developing a solid foundation in the principles of computing and biology with additional coursework in mathematics, chemistry, and advanced courses in computing and biology.
You will be introduced to the following:
- Critical thinking
- In-depth research and analysis
- Interaction with students and instructors
- Exposure to fascinating coursework, lectures, and classroom interaction
Our Associate of Science Degree in Bioinformatics qualifies you for transfer into the 2+2 program with Athens State University. Completion of a four-year baccalaureate program prepares you for further study toward a master’s degree or higher. Students who hold a higher degree could anticipate a career in any one of the following areas:
- Hospital research
- Pharmaceutical data
- Data scientist
- Computational biology