Does Bioinformatics cover more computer science than genetics.
I have a passion for both computer programming and genetics and I am not sure if I should major in one or the other. Does Bioinformatics concentrate more on Computer programming than on genetics?
You can also intern at any of the Bioinformatics lab to get an idea of what it is like to work there. Either way you cant go wrong. Both are great fields of study and together they are even more exciting.
I've seen researchers and job listings that cover the whole spectrum from a software engineer writing a biology research tool, to a wet lab researcher that also manages the lab's data analysis in R. It's a pretty new career and so it isn't very specifically defined. Take classes in both, major in whichever you like more, and you'll be just fine!