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    Feb 24, 2020  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog

Biotechnology Graduate Certificate


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This program is offered fully online.

Certificate Code: XBT

Description


The rapid explosion of genomic information available for a variety of prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms has resulted in the interdisciplinary field of biotechnology contributing increasingly important roles in the study of a diverse array of biological, biomedical and engineering problems. To solve these problems, more biological and chemical scientists and engineers require familiarity with modern biochemical and molecular biology pathways, biotechnical applications and protocols to perform their professional duties more efficiently and to gain additional insight into the relevance and applications of biotechnology. The diverse array and magnitude of available biotechnology information challenges scientists to translate this data into new discoveries and applications in such areas as transgenic organisms, bioremediation, bioprocess development and the design of novel therapeutics. Whether the need is academic or professional, familiarity with modern biotechnology and recombinant DNA methods or molecular biological‐based analyses has become an essential component of most biological‐, biomedical‐ or bioengineering‐oriented studies. This certificate provides both biological and chemical scientists and engineers with the necessary coursework for a broad understanding of the principles of biotechnology and their application to different biological, biomedical, chemical and engineering problems.

Course Location/Delivery


Campus

Admissions Requirements


Must meet University Graduate Admissions and English Proficiency requirements.  In addition, must also have:

Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution, or its equivalent, in the biological sciences and have 1) Quantitative and qualitative skills as demonstrated by completion of courses in biology and chemistry. 2) GRE scores can also be used to demonstrate qualitative and quantitative skills.

Application Process


To learn about the application process, and to access the application, please review our application process.

Prerequisites


Requirements of this Certificate (12 Credit Hours)


Electives


Select 5 Crs:

Time Limit


2 years

Credit Toward Graduate Degree


The certificate course credits may be applied to a graduate degree with departmental approval.

Contacts


Contact Information: http://www.grad.usf.edu/cert

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