Biomolecular Engineering

Baskin School of Engineering

335 Baskin Engineering Building

(831) 459-2158

https://www.soe.ucsc.edu/departments/biomolecular-engineering

Programs Offered

Biomolecular Engineering and Bioinformatics B.S.

Bioinformatics Minor

Contiguous Bachelor's/Master's Pathway

Biomolecular Engineering and Bioinformatics M.S.

Biomolecular Engineering and Bioinformatics Ph.D.

The Department of Biomolecular Engineering is an interdisciplinary department that combines expertise from biology, mathematics, chemistry, computer science, and engineering to train students and develop technologies to address major problems at the forefront of biomedical and bio-industrial research. Students trained in the Department of Biomolecular Engineering can look forward to careers in academia, the information and biotechnology industries, public health, or medical sciences.

The department offers a bachelor of science (B.S.) degree in biomolecular engineering and bioinformatics, a minor in bioinformatics, and graduate master of science (M.S.) and doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees in biomolecular engineering and bioinformatics. The department co-sponsors the Program in Biomedical Science and Engineering (PBSE), a doctoral training program, with the departments of MCD Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, and Microbiology and Environmental Toxicology.

Departmental faculty advise undergraduate and graduate researchers enrolled in the bioinformatics, bioengineering, and related degree programs. Members of the Department of Biomolecular Engineering actively collaborate with faculty from other Baskin School of Engineering departments, such as Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, and Electrical Engineering; and with the Physical and Biological Sciences departments of MCD Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Microbiology and Environmental Toxicology, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and Ocean Sciences.