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Curriculum for the M.S. in Biotechnology

The M.S. program in Biotechnology is a 30-credit program, where students take core courses in biology and chemistry, as well as four additional courses in biotechnology. The remainder of the 30 credits required for graduation will be selected from graduate-level electives from the Bayer School of Natural & Environmental Sciences and the Donahue Graduate School of Business. To access some of the elective course options please refer to the Department of Biological Sciences Graduate Courses and Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry Graduate Courses.

Suggested Course Sequence


Year 1 - Fall Semester

BIO 508: Elements of Biotechnology
No Prerequisites
3
BIO 574: Ethics in Biotechnology
No Prerequisites
1
BIOL 645: Advanced Cell and Molecular Biology 1
Prerequisite: Biochemistry
3
One elective from graduate science or business courses 1

Year 1 - Spring Semester

BIO 509: Biotechnology Product Development
No Prerequisites
3
BIOL 647: Advanced Cell and Molecular Biology II
Prerequisite: BIOL 645: Advanced Cell and Molecular Biology I
3
One elective from graduate science or business courses 1-2

Year 2 - Fall Semester

CHEM 510: Bioanalytical Chemistry 3
BIOL 679: Research in Biology/Biotechnology
Prerequisite: Must volunteer in a laboratory the previous semester
1-2
One elective from graduate science or business courses 3

Year 2 - Spring Semester

BIOL 510: Independent Study in Biotechnology 3
One elective from graduate science or business courses 3

TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED 30