Biotechnology Graduate Certificate
The Graduate Certificate in Biotechnology is offered for students with a bachelor's degree who wish to obtain advanced level training in those fields of biology that pertain to biotechnology without necessarily earning a master's degree. Students who enter this program may have a variety of interests, including biochemistry, microbiology, molecular biology, cell biology, developmental biology, or molecular evolution.
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:
|Advanced Biotechnology Laboratory II
|Advanced Molecular Biology (If both Group II courses are taken, one may be used as elective credit)
|or BIOL 6612
|Select 11 credits from the following:
|Topics in Cellular and Molecular Biology
|Advanced Bacterial Pathogenesis
|Advanced Cellular Basis of Disease
|Advanced Nucleic Acid Structure and Function
|Advanced Plant Biology and Biotechnology
|Graduate Internship in Biotechnology
|Graduate Research Practicum
|Advanced Topics in Biology