Dr. Jonathan Visick works with students who choose to add a minor in bioinformatics to their studies at North Central College. Students will also work closely with computer science faculty.
“So much of what we’re doing in life sciences today involves looking at genes and conducting genome research,” Visick says. “Having a bioinformatics minor gives students a leg up on a host of career opportunities in science, research and medicine.”
North Central’s bioinformatics minor is a great example of the College’s interdisciplinary approach to studies, Visick says. Adding a bioinformatics minor will distinguish students who want to pursue genetics research or discover how computer software aids an array of scientific work. “Not many liberal arts colleges offer a minor in bioinformatics,” he says.