Certificate in Biotechnology

Requirements (28 units)

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 600-level courses as requirements and/or electives. These 600-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.

Admission to the Program 

One of the following:
Group A:
Completion of the following core program of courses for students majoring in biology, chemistry or biochemistry:
Biology of the Cell
Biology of Organisms
Biology of Populations
Cell Physiology
General Chemistry I: Atomic Structure and Chemical Bonding
General Chemistry II: Principles of Chemical Reactions
Organic Chemistry I Lecture
Organic Chemistry II Lecture
Organic Chemistry III Lecture
Group B:
Completion of a B.A. or B.S. in Biology, Chemistry or Biochemistry at this university, or equivalent.
Total Units0

 Certificate Requirements

BIOL 400Molecular Biology5
BIOL 502Genetic Engineering4
BIOL 592Recombinant DNA Techniques4
A minimum of 15 units chosen from:15
Internship in Biology: General
Internship in Biology: Pre-Health
Internship in Biology; Biotechnology
Internship in Biology: Wildlife Biology
Internship in Biology: Botany
Internship in Biology: Science Education
Internship in Biology: Museum Science
Senior Seminar: Molecular
Independent Research
Biochemistry I
Biochemistry I
Biochemistry II
Biochemistry II
Biochemistry III
Biochemistry III
Total Units28