“Why should I study computational biology at Carnegie Mellon?”
We have a unique approach to computational biology at Carnegie Mellon. You can learn about our department’s education and research vision at our “About Us” page. You can also check out an interview with Prof. Phillip Compeau, who discusses our undergraduate degree and master’s programs, below.
- Our educational programs graduate over 50 excellent students per year who come to CMU from around the world.
- Students in all of our degree programs are expected to complete a challenging rotation of courses from the Carnegie Mellon School of Computer Science in addition to acquiring a rigorous biological grounding.
- Our graduates have gone on to work in top pharmaceutical, data analysis, and bioinformatics firms.
In addition to our degree programs, we offer a Pre-College Program in Computational Biology program designed for rising high school seniors.
The Computational Biology Department offers the following educational programs:
- A PhD Program in Computational Biology (joint with the University of Pittsburgh)
- The MS in Computational Biology (joint with the Biological Sciences Department)
- The MS in Automated Science
- The BS in Computational Biology
- The Concentration in Computational Biology (for SCS undergraduates)
- The Minor in Computational Biology (for undergraduates outside of SCS)