Jul 14, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biotechnology Certificate

Biotechnology refers to a process which ultimately yields a product that maybe loosely subdivided into five categories; biological organisms with novel traits, DNAs, RNAs, proteins, and compounds. The certificate may be earned in conjunction with or subsequent to a baccalaureate degree. Courses offered for the certificate may be used to satisfy, as appropriate, major or minor requirements. For more information about biotechnology visit the department page.

This certificate program is eligible for Financial Aid. Please see the Financial Aid page for required Federal disclosure information.

Prerequisites for Admission

Completion of the following courses with a grade of “C” or better (or consent of the biotechnology certificate program director):


A baccalaureate degree (may be concurrent)

Completion of prerequisites

Approval by the program director

Completion of 2 units consisting of an approved research project in biotechnology to be taken from one or more of the following:

The following do not meet any specific or elective requirements for this certificate.

A total of 18 units is required.

Concurrent and/or Summer Enrollment in Another College

Students who wish to take coursework in a community or another college to meet curricular requirements while enrolled as undergraduates in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics must petition the appropriate department for prior approval to enroll in specific courses. This policy applies to concurrent enrollment or summer enrollment. University policy must also be met; see ‘Concurrent Enrollment’ and ‘Transfer of Undergraduate Credit’ in this catalog. Courses not receiving prior approval will not be accepted for credit by the department.