Accelerated programs facilitate the completion of both the BS and MS in just 5 years (in comparison to the 6 years required to pursue the BS and MS separately). The accelerated programs through the Bioinformatics Program include coursework in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, and Statistics as well as hands-on experience. The compressed timeline, however, saves students time and money in their preparation to go on to further schooling or entry into the workforce. The benefits of accelerated programs are many. If you are interested in learning more, there are numerous stories online, including this one from Investopedia.
Two accelerated programs are available: