A student may work toward a Certificate in Biotechnology, which requires the completion
of at least seven biology laboratory courses at UHCL. The certificate option targets
students who are working toward or have already completed a B.S. degree and wish to
add course work that will be focused on the biotechnology field. Training in these
laboratories will prepare students for careers in academic, industrial, biomedical,
clinical, state/federal or environmental areas.
Students who are currently majoring in biology, environmental science or chemistry,
or who have already completed a bachelor's degree, must have completed introductory
biology (six hours), general chemistry (eight hours), organic chemistry (eight hours)
and calculus as general prerequisites. In addition, students must have completed or
be currently enrolled in the following courses: biochemistry, cell biology or cell
physiology, genetics, animal/human/plant physiology and microbiology.
Current UHCL students (degree-seeking B.S. or M.S. students or post-baccalaureate
non-degree seeking students) who wish to participate in the certificate option must
be in good academic standing, maintain a minimum 2.500 GPA in the laboratory courses
and be advised by a faculty member in the Biology program.
For additional information please contact CSE Academic Advising.