University of California - San Diego
Type Public
Established 1960 (1960)
Chancellor Pradeep Khosla
Location San Diego, California, United States
Campus Urban
Colors Navy blue and gold
Nickname Tritons

University of California, San Diego (also referred to as UC San Diego or UCSD) is a public research university located in the La Jolla neighborhood of San Diego, California, United States. UC San Diego is home to Scripps Institution of Oceanography, one of the first centers dedicated to ocean, earth and atmospheric science research and education. UC San Diego Health, the region’s only academic health system, provides patient care, conducts medical research, and educates future health care professionals. UCSD is classified as a research university with very high research activity by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.[1] The university enrolled more than 32,000 students, and it ranked 44 among national universities and tenth in "Top Public Schools" according to U.S. News & World Report's 2016 rankings.[2]

Informatics programs


The following bioinformatics-related options exist for potential students:

B.S. in Bioengineering, Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, or Computer Science, with a specialization in Bioinformatics
~120 credit hours or more, depending on program
Available online? No
Program URL:

Ph.D. in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology (BISB) or Biomedical Informatics (BMI)
?? credit hours
Available online? No
Program URL:

Health and clinical informatics

The following health/clinical informatics options exist for potential students:

Certificate in Digital Health
Six courses with optional capstone
Available online? Yes
Program URL:

Additional external links


  1. "Standard Listings". Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Indiana University. Retrieved 29 November 2016. 
  2. "University of California--San Diego". U.S. News & World Report - Best Colleges. U.S. News & World Report LLP. Retrieved 29 November 2016.