Biotechnology Certificate

Biotechnology Certificate Requirements

21-29 credits

Required Courses
BIOL 1610
BIOL 1615
Principles of Biology I (LS)
and Principles of Biology I Lab (LAB)
BIOL 2035Principles of Genetics Laboratory1
CHEM 1210
CHEM 1215
Principles of Chemistry I (PS)
and Principles of Chemistry I Lab (LAB)
CS 1400Fundamentals of Programming3
CS 1410Object Oriented Programming3
MATH 1050College Algebra / Pre-Calculus (MA)4
Total Hours21
Elective Courses (Optional)
BIOL 4890RLife Science Internship I1-8
BIOL 4891Life Science Internship II1-8
Total Hours2-16

Completion Requirements

  1. Complete 21 hours of specified coursework that includes:
    1. 6 credit hours of biology and biotechnology techniques
    2. 5 credit hours of chemistry and laboratory techniques
    3. 6 credit hours of computer science programming
    4. 4 credit hours of math
  2. Students are offered the opportunity to take 1 - 8 credit hours of Life Science Internship with a local Biotechnology firm, although it is not required
  3. Complete all coursework with a C or higher
  4. Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher