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General Catalog 2023-2024 
General Catalog 2023-2024

Biotechnology, Certificate of Advanced Study

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Biotechnology Certificate Program Requirements

The Certificate of Advanced Study in Biotechnology is a postbaccalaureate, one-year, laboratory-intensive program of study consisting of eight specified courses among the M.Bt. program courses. Students may not receive both the M.Bt. and the Certificate of Advanced Study in Biotechnology.

Students interested in entry-level biotechnology careers may pursue the certificate to acquire a breadth of relevant technical skills and knowledge for enhanced career options. Students with advanced degrees (M.S., Ph.D., J.D., M.D.) may expand their skills for specific careers. Students interested in research careers in biotechnology fields are encouraged to supplement a disciplinary master’s degree with the certificate. Double-counting of courses for the certificate and the master’s degree is possible, but 9 units independent of master’s degree coursework must be reserved for the certificate.

Admission Requirements for the Certificate. All admission requirements for the M.Bt. apply except that the prerequisite courses are limited to categories 1-4, and the minimum for admission to the program is two courses, i.e. general genetics and biochemistry lecture. All prerequisite courses must be completed for the certificate award.

Certificate Requirements

Set program of study (20 units)
(See M.Bt. program requirements on this page for specific courses.)

  • M.Bt. Core requirements IA and IB Units: 8
  • M.Bt. Courses IIA, B, C, F Units: 12

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