Biotechnology Certificate Requirements

The following requirements are in addition to, or further elaborate upon, those requirements outlined in The Graduate School Policy Guide.

To earn a certificate in Biotechnology, students must meet the Ph.D. requirements of their chosen department as well as complete the following core courses:

  • (Any two of the following): IBiS 402 Molecular Biology, IBiS 403 Proteomics, IBiS 404 Systems Biology, IBiS 406 Cell Biology, or IBiS 410 Quantitative Biology
  • Responsible Conduct of Research (any one of the following): IBiS 423 (Ethics in Biological Research), GEN ENG 519 (Responsible Conduct of Research), or CHEM 519 (Responsible Conduct of Research Training)
  • Advances in Biotechnology (ChBE 478)
  • Three elective courses (Please note that this list is not exhaustive).

Additional opportunities for Biotechnology training include:

  • Participation and organization of a Biotechnology Practicum
  • Participation in the annual IBiS 2-day graduate program/faculty retreat
  • The Biotechnology, Systems, and Synthetic Biology Cluster Program sponsored by The Graduate School 

Benefits to the Certificate program include the opportunity to explore a wide array of cutting edge and industrial research opportunities chosen from the life sciences, complemented by a core interdisciplinary curriculum. Students that complete the Certificate requirements should apply to The Graduate School to have their diploma reflect the completion of these requirements.