Biotechnology Graduate Certificate


Students who wish to earn a Graduate Certificate in Biotechnology must apply to the Biotechnology Certificate Program for admission to the program. Students must be enrolled in the graduate program at the University of Missouri-St. Louis either as non-degree students or as master's students.

Students who wish to obtain a Master's degree with a Biotechnology Certificate must be accepted into the Master's degree program in Biology as well as into the Biotechnology Certificate Program. Students who apply to the certificate program as non-degree students will earn only the certificate.

Students must have at least a 3.0 GPA for undergraduate course work to be accepted into the program. The minimum course prerequisites for admission to the program are undergraduate courses in genetics, cell biology, and biochemistry.


Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 to remain in the certificate program. The certificate is awarded after completion of the courses listed below. Students enrolled in the Master's program may simultaneously earn a graduate degree and count the appropriate courses from the list below toward the Biotechnology Certificate.

The biotechnology certificate requires 18 credit hours of course work:

BIOL 6615Advanced Biotechnology Laboratory II4
BIOL 6602Advanced Molecular Biology (If both Group II courses are taken, one may be used as elective credit)3
or BIOL 6612 Advanced Molecular Genetics of Bacteria
Select 11 credits from the following:11
Topics In Cellular And Molecular Biology
Advanced Bacterial Pathogenesis
Advanced Molecular Genetics of Bacteria
Advanced Cellular Basis of Disease
Advanced Nucleic Acid Structure and Function
Advanced Plant Biology and Biotechnology
Advanced Virology
Graduate Internship in Biotechnology
Graduate Seminar
Graduate Research Practicum
Advanced Topics in Biology
Advanced Biochemistry
Biochemistry Laboratory
Physical Biochemistry
Total Hours18