Computational Life Sciences  (Certificate)




Program Description

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, but are not limited to 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.


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At a Glance: program details

  • Location: Tempe campus, or online
  • Additional Program Fee: No
  • Second Language Requirement: No





Program Requirements

A student pursuing an undergraduate certificate must be enrolled as a degree-seeking student at ASU. Undergraduate certificates are not awarded prior to the award of an undergraduate degree. A student already holding an undergraduate degree may pursue an undergraduate certificate as a nondegree-seeking graduate student.





Attend Online

ASU offers this program in an online format with multiple enrollment sessions throughout the year. Applicants may view the program description and request more information here.



Program Contact Information

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