Certificate in Biotechnology

Collect, interpret, and critically analyze scientific data in the field of biotechnology with this certificate.

You will learn about the controversies surrounding biotechnology like its implications for agriculture, poverty, fuel production, environmental studies, government, and economics.

For this 23-credit hour program, which includes completion of an internship, you must be accepted into the Biotechnology Certificate Program between your sophomore and junior years. Contact the department of biological sciences office for details.

Course requirements

  • 2 units of either BIO 408 or CHM 408C
  • 3 units of either BIO 485 or CHM 485C
  • 3 units of either STA 270 or STA 275
  • 3 units of CHM 320

At least 12 hours of course work from the following series of courses, chosen with an adviser’s approval:

  • ACC 205 (3 units)
  • BIO 344 (3 units)                   
  • BIO 349L (3 units)
  • BIO 369 (4 units)
  • BIO 375 (3 units)
  • BIO 376 (4 units)
  • BIO 401C (4 units)
  • BIO 409 (3 units)
  • BIO 440 (3 units)
  • BIO 471 (3 units)
  • BIO 488C (3 units)
  • CENE 435 (3 units)
  • CENE 440 (3 units)
  • CHM 360 (3 units)
  • CHM 425 (3 units)
  • CHM 440 (3 units)
  • POS 345 (3 units)
  • POS 359 (3 units)
  • With at least:
    • two courses from:
      • BIO 344, 349L,375, 401C,440, 488C; CHM 360, 425 OR 
       
    • two courses from:
      • BIO 369, 376, 409, 471; CENE 435, 440; CHM 440