In the life sciences, employers need those who are skilled in understanding and interpreting data, and in particular demand are those who have experience using new, computational approaches and computer programs to process data.
Through this certificate program in computational life sciences, students learn how to identify and interpret data that is generated from a wide range of fields in the life sciences. These fields include ecology, botany, evolutionary biology, neuroscience, molecular and cellular biology, and animal behavior. Students learn about many types of data generated from sources such as DNA, RNA, protein, imaging, conservation and even from long-term ecological research sites.
Students are introduced to a suite of computational approaches that are used to analyze, visualize and interpret this data. Finally, students delve into the ethical implications of collecting, analyzing and sharing the results of computational life sciences data.
Computational Life Sciences (Certificate)
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Application RequirementsAll students are required to meet general university admission requirements.
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ASU has many financial aid options. Almost everyone, regardless of income, can qualify for some form of financial aid. In fact, more than 70 percent of all ASU students receive some form of financial assistance every year.
Graduates who have combined the certificate in computational life sciences with their major program of study may become more marketable to employers. They often decide to pursue employment in ecology, medicine, botany, evolutionary biology, neuroscience, molecular and cellular biology, or animal behavior, and they work to identify and interpret data in the respective field.
Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions.