Biotechnology refers to a process which ultimately yields a product that can be loosely subdivided into five categories; biological organisms with novel traits, DNAs, RNAs, proteins, and compounds. The certificate may be earned in conjunction with or subsequent to a baccalaureate degree. Courses offered for the certificate may be used to satisfy, as appropriate, major or minor requirements.
This certificate program is eligible for Financial Aid. Please see the department web site for required Federal disclosure information.
Completion of the following courses with a grade of "C" or better (or consent of the biotechnology certificate program director): CHEM 111A,B; CHEM 220A,B and CHEM 223A,B; CHEM 441A,B; BIOL 340; BIOL 370; MICR 211.
These courses do not meet any specific or elective requirements for this certificate: BIOL 100, BIOL 153, BIOL 153L, BIOL 200, BIOL 200L, BIOL 205, BIOL 205L, BIOL 207, BIOL 208; MICR 101 and MICR 200.
1. A baccalaureate degree (can be concurrent);
2. Completion of prerequisites;
3. Approval by the program director;
4. Completion of the core curriculum:
Take an additional 3 units selected in consultation with program director;
5. Completion of 3 units consisting of an approved research project in biotechnology to be taken from one or more of the following:
6. BIOL 301, BIOL 304; MICR 300 do not meet any specific or elective requirements for this certificate.
7. Total 18 units required.