CBB is part of the Yale program of Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS). BBS is an umbrella program that incorporates a number of different areas of biological reserach. Students apply to the CBB track of the BBS program and are part of this track for their first year of studies. After their first year, students join the CBB interdepartmental program and work towards a degree in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics. Alternatively, students may join any of the other departments associated with BBS if they find that another department better fits their interest after the first year.