Bioinformatics Bridge Program | NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Bioinformatics Bridge Program

A pathway for individuals without a STEM background to a graduate degree in bioinformatics and a career in an in-demand field.

With unprecedented progress in medical and life sciences research over the past decade, there is an urgent need for bioinformatics experts to tackle the resulting expansion of complex data and information. Bioinformatics professionals create and advance algorithms, computational and statistical techniques, and theory to solve formal and practical problems arising from biological data.

At NYU Tandon, we’re excited to educate the next generation of biotech champions. The Bioinformatics Bridge program prepares students without a STEM background for a master’s degree so they can play a leading role in this essential, and growing, field.

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Pathway to a Master’s in Bioinformatics

The Bioinformatics Bridge Program is your pathway to pursuing a Bioinformatics Master's Degree at NYU Tandon and a career in this cutting-edge discipline.

The M.S. in Bioinformatics at NYU Tandon is an online, two-year, 30-credit program. Th​is NY State-approved​​ program meets the industry's demand for professionals with a solid foundation in genomics, biotech, programming,​ ​data science, ​sequence and pathway analysis, as well as a host of genome informatics tools and algorithms.

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Accepting Summer 2020 Applications NOW!

It isn't too late to fulfill your 2019 New Year's Resolution to upskill to STEM and make a difference.

Bridge Program Details

Students must have a four-year bachelor's degree to apply to the Bridge program. Basic proficiency in college algebra and some exposure to programming is recommended for success in the course. Learning a simple programming language like Python prior to starting will help you become familiar with the notion of programming.

Certificates are issued to individuals who receive a grade of C or better. Students who receive a B+ or higher will receive a certificate with Distinction and will be eligible for admittance and receive a GRE waiver for any of the qualifying NYU Tandon master’s degrees, including Bioinformatics. Applicants will need to meet all other Graduate School of Engineering admission requirements.

Bridge Program Topics

  • Fundamentals of system hardware
  • Number Systems
  • Compilation and Execution process
  • Data types and Expressions
  • Iterative Statements
  • Propositional logic
  • Predicate logic
  • Proving techniques: Rules of inference, Proof by contradiction, Induction
  • Sets basics
  • Intro to algorithm analysis and Order of growth
  • Functions, Abstraction and Runtime stack
  • Pointers and Dynamic allocation
  • Recursion
  • Searching and Sorting
  • Object Oriented Programming concepts
  • File Processing
  • Linked Lists
  • Data Structures
  • Trees and Binary Search trees
  • Computer Organization
  • Assembly language basics
  • Intro to OS Concepts
  • Processes & Threads
  • Thread concurrency and deadlocks
  • Memory Management

Upcoming Deadlines

Last updated on: 1/17/19.
Please check back for future deadline updates.

Semester Course Duration Course Start Date Defer/Withdraw Deadline Date Course End Date Next Master’s Degree Start Semester
Winter 2020 17-Week January, 6, 2020 February 3, 2020 May 1, 2020 Online:
Summer 2020

Fall 2020

Winter 2020 24-Week January 6, 2020 February 3, 2020 June 19, 2020 Online & On-Campus:
Fall 2020
Spring 2020 24-Week March 30, 2020 April 27, 2020 September 11, 2020 Online & On-Campus:
Spring 2021
Summer 2020 17-Week July 6, 2020 August 3, 2020 October 30, 2020 Online & On-Campus:
Spring 2021
Summer 2020 24-Week July 6, 2020 August 3, 2020 December 18, 2020 Online & On-Campus:
Spring 2021

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