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Biomedical Informatics graduate badge

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The School of Computing now offers eight graduate-level digital badges. A digital badge, or simply "badge," recognizes your completion of a coherent and meaningful academic experience. A badge allows you to promote academic achievements online more effectively and in different venues than with a transcript.

Visit the program website for more information.

Program Overview

The School of Computing's biomedical informatics badge (not a degree or certificate) is designed to prepare students in the following areas:

  • Evaluate the requirements for biomedical information systems.
  • Engage in project management practices for biomedical decision-making.
  • Describe the legal and ethical considerations for biomedical informatics.
  • Utilize computational methods for knowledge discovery in bioinformatics and medicine.
  • Create visualizations for complex data sets.
  • Design parallel and high-performance computing algorithms.
  • Develop machine learning algorithms.


Completion of a Bachelor's degree, and evidence of object-oriented programming skill is required for admission.

Why Earn a Digital Badge at Grand Valley?

  • Badges document knowledge, skills, and competencies you've gained through various learning and professional development opportunities.
  • Pursuing a badge, either in continuing education or while completing a degree, can enhance your education.
  • Digital badges can be displayed on social media, websites, and in emails.
  • Completing a badge is an opportunity for you to highlight particularly marketable and desirable skills to potential employers.

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For More Information

School of Computing and Information Systems

Dr. Robert Adams, Ph.D.
C-2-100 Mackinac Hall
(616) 331-2060

Admissions Office

Location & Format

Classes for the program are on the Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus.

Format: Face To Face


The biomedical informatics badge is comprised of three courses (nine credits). Classes are offered on Pew Campus in downtown Grand Rapids.

Required course:

  • CIS 661 - Introduction to Health and Bioinformatics

and two of:

  • CIS 635 - Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining
  • CIS 660 - Information Management and Science
  • CIS 665 - Clinical Information Systems
  • CIS 671 - Information Visualization
  • CIS 677 - High-performance Computing
  • CIS 678 - Machine Learning