Molecular Biology Certificate - Graduate

The Molecular Biology certificate is designed for individuals seeking employment in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, those currently employed seeking to learn new techniques or update their skills and for those individuals that want to strengthen their preparation for further postgraduate work. The unique feature of the Molecular Biology certificate program is its focus on laboratory methodologies in molecular biology and applied instruction in modern, well-equipped biology laboratories. Students in this program will gain experience in a variety of essential molecular methodologies including PCR, automated DNA sequence analysis, molecular cloning, gene expression, fermentation technology, site-directed mutagenesis, immunology and cell manipulation techniques.

All courses for the certificate program will be offered on evenings and/or weekends in the new 60,000 square foot Science Hall which features state-of-the-art biological teaching laboratories. A total of 14-15 credits (depending on elective course selection) are required for this program.

Program Requirements

Minimum GPA of 2.50 is required.

Required Courses
BIOL 547Molecular Biology I3
BIOL 548Molecular Biology II4
BIOL 592Graduate Colloquium1
Selected Techniques in Molecular Biology should be taken twice to earn 3 credits3
Selected Techniques in Molecular Biology
Required Electives
Select one of the following:3
Cell Culture
Topics in Modern Genetics
Instrumentation and Techniques for Biological Science
Advanced Cell Biology
Topics in Microbiology
Advanced Biochemistry
Total Credits14