Online Graduate Certificate in Computational Life Sciences
Arizona State University’s graduate certificate in computational life sciences centers around the intersection of data science, statistics and biology. In this program, you’ll learn how to combine and analyze life sciences data types, study life sciences data formats and discuss the ethical implications of collecting, analyzing and sharing biological data. This graduate certificate complements a variety of undergraduate degree programs, such as data science, biology, biochemistry, chemistry, mathematics and biomedical engineering.
Next start date: 01/08/2024
Total classes: 6
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 16
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What is a computational life sciences graduate certificate?
A computational life sciences graduate certificate focuses on using data to understand biological systems and relationships. Big data can be a challenge for many students and this certificate aims to fill that gap.
New and diverse data types are emerging in the life sciences. After completing this certificate, you’ll understand these new life sciences data formats, be able to discuss the ethical implications of biological data, and apply computational tools to life sciences data.
Is a computational life sciences graduate certificate worth it?
Yes, a computational life sciences graduate degree is worth it. As new data types continue to emerge, more companies are looking to fill data scientist roles. These roles also tend to pay higher than those in other industries.
According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, as of 2020, the median annual pay for computer and information research scientists was $126,830. This is a large increase from the median annual wage for all workers, which was $41,950.
Online certificate courses in computational life sciences
This certificate program is made up of one required course and five elective courses. For the electives, you’ll have the opportunity to choose courses from a wide range of topics, including biometry, computation in neuroscience, ecological modeling, software carpentry and genomic analysis. Through these courses, you’ll gain marketable skills and expand your skill set. Courses in this major include:
Current Topics in RCR in Life Sciences
Intro to RCR in Life Sciences
Advanced Biostatistics Biomedical Research
Applied Biostats Med NS Informatics
Biostatistics and Data Management
Computing for Research
Data Analysis and Visualization in R
What jobs will I get with a computational life sciences certificate?
Once you’re certified in computational life sciences, you’ll be able to work in a variety of life sciences disciplines. Regardless of the field you choose, having the ability to understand and interpret data is incredibly beneficial. Potential career paths include:
Online computational life sciences certificate admission requirements
Applicants to the computational life sciences graduate certificate program must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
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