Students pursuing the Bioinformatics pathway within the Biological and Medical Informatics Graduate Program (BMI) may optionally select one of two designated emphases:
- Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (CBBI)
- Complex Biological Systems (CBS)
A designated emphasis is an area of specialization, such as a new method of inquiry, important field of application, or focus that is interdisciplinary. The designated emphasis can exist within one PhD degree graduate program or more than one program. Completion of the requirements for both the designated emphasis and the affiliated PhD degree graduate program results in a notation of the designated emphasis on the doctoral diploma and the student transcript.
Interested students must declare a Designated Emphasis prior to submitting the application for their qualifying exam by filling out a Change of Degree Objective form.