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Professional Science | Biotechnology

MS in Professional Science: Biotechnology

Degree Requirements

  • 36 credit hours of approved graduate work 
  • Tool of research: analytical courses (see Course Requirements, below) 
  • One written comprehensive examination 
  • Capstone Experience: 6 credit hours in 600-level courses as approved by a faculty advisor, with grades of B or better 
  • Students participate in noncredit workshops and seminars on professional skills and current issues in science and technology. Students are required to demonstrate proficiency in these areas as part of the capstone project, internship, and compulsory presentation. 

Course Requirements

Core

  • BIO-585 Bioinformatics (3)
  • BIO-587 Genomics (3)
  • BIO-589 Biotechnology (3)
  • STAT-514 Statistical Methods (3) 

Internship and Capstone Project (6 credit hours)

  • BIO-691 Internship (3)
  • BIO-690 Independent Study Project in Biology (3)

Entrepreneurship and Business Skills (9 credit hours)

  • MGMT-600 Entrepreneurship and Innovation (3)
  • MGMT-661 Entrepreneurship Practicum: New Venture Business Plan (3)
  • 3 credits from the following:
  • FIN-630 Financial Analysis: Concepts and Applications (3)
  • MGMT-611 Change and Innovation (3)
  • MGMT-633 Leading People and Organizations (3)
  • MKTG-632 Understanding the Marketplace and Consumer (3)

Electives (9 credit hours)

  • 9 credit hours from the following:
  • BIO-501 Mechanisms of Pathogenesis (3)
  • BIO-505 Introduction to Neurobiology (3)
  • BIO-541 Cellular Immunology (3)
  • BIO-566 Evolutionary Mechanisms (3)
  • BIO-583 Molecular Biology (3)
  • CHEM-560 Biochemistry I (3)
  • CHEM-561 Biochemistry II (3)
  • CHEM-565 Introduction to Proteomics (3)