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Computer Science in Health and Life Sciences
Undergraduate Program Director
The Bachelor of/Baccalaureate in Computer Science in Health and Life Sciences is offered in collaboration with the Department of Biology and shares a number of courses with the BSc Honours in Systems and Information Biology and Specialization in Systems and Information Biology.
The detailed description of the BCompSc program can be found in this section and the detailed description of the Biology programs can be found in Section 31.030 Department of Biology.
The BCompSc in Health and Life Sciences provides students with the unique mix of interdisciplinary knowledge and skills needed to work at the boundary of computing and health and life sciences. Research and development in this field often spans biochemistry and biology as well as computing and engineering. It is essential that students gain sufficient knowledge of the theory, application and language of all the relevant fields to be able to work in interdisciplinary teams to investigate scientific and technical questions, solve problems, use and develop tools and techniques, and communicate effectively. Drawing from students with different backgrounds but with aptitudes for both biology and computing, this interdisciplinary program focuses on scholarship that extends beyond traditional boundaries and prepares the graduates to work in the diverse fields of health and life sciences.