Certificate in Biotechnology

Certificates may be earned by regularly matriculated or extended learning students and denote successful completion of a prescribed program of study designed to:

  1. impart specified professional/vocational/career competencies; or
  2. produce mastery of the content of a sub-field of an academic major (discipline); or
  3. provide exposure to the range of materials in a traditional or emerging interdisciplinary field.

Certain certificate programs contain 6000-level courses as requirements and/or electives. These 6000-level courses may not be taken by undergraduate students. Candidates must receive two-thirds of their certificate-applicable credit from the university. The transferring of credit or the substitution of courses may occur only after application to the appropriate campus authority.


Pre-Requisites for the Certificate Program

One of the following:

Group A: Completion of the following courses for students majoring in biology, chemistry or biochemistry:

BIOL 2010Principles of Biology I5
BIOL 2020Principles of Biology II5
CHEM 2100General Chemistry I4
CHEM 2200General Chemistry II4
CHEM 2300Organic Chemistry for Life Sciences3-4
or CHEM 2400 Organic Chemistry I Lecture

Group B: Completion of a B.A. or B.S. in Biology, Chemistry or Biochemistry at this university, or equivalent.

Certificate Requirements (18 units)

A minimum of 8 units chosen from:8
Cell Biology
Molecular Biology
A minimum of 8 units chosen from:8
Medical Microbiology
Functional Microbial Genomics
Experimental Cellular Analysis
Animal Tissue Culture
Advanced Molecular Techniques
A minimum of 2 units from the following:2
Internship in Biology: Biotechnology
Independent Research
Independent Research
Independent Research
Independent Research
Independent Research
Independent Research
Total Units18