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Academic Programs - School of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Biotechnology
Certificate
HEGIS #5604
Chairperson: Peter A. Schaefer
Science Center, Suite 319, (518) 629-7453

The Biotechnology Certificate is designed to offer the advanced biology student specialized training in applied techniques of cell culture, immunology, analytical chemistry, molecular biology, biological imaging, and analytical cytology. This program will also serve to provide an opportunity for those individuals with a science background to receive advanced training in biotechnology.

PROGRAM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

Courses

Notes

High School Average

A minimum of 40 credits in college-level science and mathematics comprised of at least:
8 credits of chemistry at the level of CHEM 110/111 or higher,
6-8 credits of mathematics at the level of MATH 150 or higher,
8 credits of physics at the level of PHYS 140/141 or higher,
16-18 credits of biology at the level of BIOL 150/151 or higher.

 

 



MAJOR REQUIREMENTS*  

Course No.

Title

Credit Hrs.

BIOL 255 Experimental Biology I 3
BIOL 275 Cell Biology 4
BIOL 285 Molecular Lab Techniques 3
BIOL 292 Methods in Cell Culture 3
BIOL 294 Immunology Methods 3
BIOL 296 Biological Imaging and Cytometry 3
BIOL 298 Biotechnology Internship 4
CHEM 205 Analytical Chemistry 4
  Total Credits Required 27
*or specific courses as required.

SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE FOR FULL-TIME STUDY
Course No. Fall Term Credit Hrs.
BIOL 255 Experimental Biology I 3
BIOL 275 Cell Biology 4
BIOL 292 Methods in Cell Culture 3
CHEM 205 Analytical Chemistry 4
  Term Total 14
Course No. Spring Term Credit Hrs.
BIOL 285 Molecular Lab Techniques 3
BIOL 294 Immunology Methods 3
BIOL 296 Biological Imaging and Cytometry 3
BIOL 298 Biotechnology Internship 4
  Term Total 13