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Program Info


Stacy Dowd
Curriculum Chair, Natural Science
[email protected]
Smyrna Campus, MLA 210

Bioinformatics A.S. (Athens State)

The Bioinformatics A.S. is a 2+2 program with Athens State University. The 2+2 program of study leads to the Associate of Science (A.S.) degree, Bioinformatics Emphasis, from Motlow State Community College (MSCC) and a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Biology- Bioinformatics Option from Athens State University.

Students will be broadly educated in the supporting academic disciplines that contribute to bioinformatics by developing a solid foundation in the principles of computing and biology with additional coursework in mathematics, chemistry, and advanced courses in computing and biology.

Practical Experience

You will be introduced to the following:

  • Critical thinking
  • In-depth research and analysis
  • Interaction with students and instructors
  • Exposure to fascinating coursework, lectures and classroom interaction

Career Opportunities

Our Associate of Science Degree in Bioinformatics qualifies you for transfer into the 2+2 program with Athens State University. Completion of a four-year baccalaureate program prepares you for further study toward a masters degree or higher. Students who hold a higher degree could anticipate a career in any one of the following areas:

  • Hospital research
  • Pharmaceutical data
  • Data scientist
  • Computational biology