Western University

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Western University

Faculty:Computer Science, Faculty of Science
Degree:Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study:Bioinformatics
Computer Science
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
Provincial: $8,500
National: $9,100
International: $48,500
Careers:Software EngineerComputer and Information Systems ManagersCybersecurity Analyst


This module concentrates on the computational aspects of bioinformatics, while at the same time providing you with enough background in the biosciences to appreciate the contexts in which computation is applied. The Honours Specialization in Bioinformatics leads to a degree that is accredited by the Computer Science Accreditation Council, the academic arm of the Canadian Information Processing Society, under its interdisciplinary program criteria.

The Honours Specialization in Bioinformatics can be completed only within BSc (Hons) degrees.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English (ENG4U) 
  •  Grade12 Calculus and Vectors 
  •   Advanced Functions 
One of: Math of Data Management (MDM4U), Biology (SBI4U), Chemistry (SCH4U), Physics, SPH4U, Earth and Space Sciences (SES4U), Computer and Information Science (ICS4U)

You'll need Biology SBI4U and Chemistry SCH4U for first-year Biology and Chemistry courses. First-year Biology and Chemistry courses are required for all modules offered by the Department of Biology and for some modules offered by the Department of Chemistry and other Science departments.

All course prerequisites are for an Ontario curriculum. For curricula in other parts of Canada or international countries, head to our Admissions Requirements website.
Application Notes : English Language Proficiency Requirements, if English isn't your first language.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

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