The rapid pace of biotechnology research and development has led to explosive growth in the biochemical and bio-analytical techniques necessary to carry out this work. The biotechnology industry involves drug development, human and animal nutrition, agricultural chemicals, biodefense, and environmental protection. For instance, biotechnology processes/bio-analytical methods have had a profound impact in the development of therapies for human illnesses such as rheumatoid arthritis and cancer. Scientists possessing biotechnology and bio-analytical skills will undoubtedly be highly sought after to participate in the discovery, development, purification, and analytical assessment of biological components and processes. The certificate in Biotechnology and Bio-analysis is offered to students who wish to supplement their preparation in a major discipline with additional course work in the interdisciplinary field of Biotechnology. This certificate is especially valuable for those students planning a career in industry, government or academia, and those students pursuing graduate studies in the life or chemical sciences.
College Chemistry I and II (with lab), College Biology I and II (with lab), Organic Chemistry I and II (with lab), Analytical Chemistry (with lab), Microbiology (with lab), and Cell or Molecular Biology (with lab). These prerequisite courses may be satisfied as part of general education requirements and/or as course requirements for various academic majors.
BIOL 4530 Biotechnology (2)
BIOL 4531 Biotechnology (1)
CHEM 4331 Biochemistry (3)
CHEM 4332 Biochemistry Lab (1)
CHEM 4333 Analytical Biochemistry (2)
CHEM 4334 Analytical Biochemistry Lab (1)
CHEM 4335 Introduction to Bioinformatics (1)
CHEM 4631 Mass Spectrometry of Peptides (1)
Other courses as approved by academic advisor.
Total – 12 credit hours