Program in Bioinformatics & Proteomics/Genomics

UT/Findlay University Dual-Degree "Pipeline" Program
(BS Biology/MS Bioinformatics)


The University of Toledo and The University of Findlay now have an agreement allowing Findlay biology majors to complete the graduate portion of the pipeline at The University of Toledo.  Students would begin this Program at the end of their second year.

If you are in Findlay's BS program in Biological Sciences, you will take up to 9 credit hours of graduate coursework that will count towards BOTH the BS degree and the MS degree in bioinformatics.  Advantages to you:

- Receive a BS in biology and an MS in bioinformatics in ~5 years

- Save between 1-2 years tuition costs and time, if you had taken both degrees separately

- Save on housing costs associated with the extra time

- The GRE score will be waived

- UT application fee will be waived

Link to Findlay posters/ad explaining the program and career options

CURRICULUM for the Findlay/UT Pipeline can be found here

- Full-time students who have completed four semesters (or equivalent cr hrs), and declared biology as their major

- Students who have a minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4-pt scale), and 3.3 in biology courses

1) Contact Dr. Bethany Henderson-Dean, program chair, Department of Natural Sciences at UF. 
    Phone: 419-434-4701 or email:

2) Complete an application form and submit

3) A minimum GPA of 3.0 or greater (on a 4.0 scale) in all courses

4) A minimum of 3.3 GPA in biology courses taken to the date of application.

5) Submit two letters of recommendation, one from your faculty advisor in the Dept. of Natural Sciences, and the
    other from a UF faculty member who knows you well enough to write a meaningful letter.

6) Submit a statement of purpose

7) Submit your resume

8) If your native language is not English, submit TOEFL scores (550 or higher for paper-administered version, 213 or
    higher for computer-administered version, and 80 or higher for Internet-administered version.

When Findlay students begin taking the graduate portion of their studies, they will be eligible for Choose Ohio First Scholarship, IF they are Ohio residents. This is a tuition-only scholarship, made possible by the Choose Ohio First tuition scholarship program.

Additional details for the University of Findlay, including contact information, can be found on Findlay's pipeline web page:

For questions or additional information, please contact Jo Anne Gray at The University of Toledo, in the Program in Bioinformatics & Proteomics/Genomics, at 419-383-6883 or via email:


Last Updated: 9/2/15