Department of Biological Sciences, University of Delaware

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GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN BIOTECHNOLOGY

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Biological Sciences Core (9 credits)

9 credits, three classes; must include classes from at least two of the five following categories

Cell Biology

  • BISC 612 Advanced Cell Biology (3 credits)
  • BISC 625 Cancer Biology (3 credits)
  • BISC 671 Cellular and Molecular Immunology (4 credits)
  • PLSC 635 Plant Developmental Biology (3 credits)

Genetics

  • BISC 654 Biochemical Genetics (3 credits)
  • BISC 656 Evolutionary Genetics (3 credits)
  • BISC 693 Human Genetics (3 credits)
  • PLSC 636 Advanced Plant Genetics (3 credits)
  • PLSC 605 Plant Breeding (3 credits)

Microbiology

  • ANFS 635 Animal Virology (3 credits)
  • ANFS 639 Food Microbiology (3 credits)
  • BISC 641 Microbial ecology (3 credits)
  • BISC 682 Bacterial Pathogens; molecular mechanisms (3 credits)
  • BISC 645 Bacterial Evolution (3 credits)
  • BISC 679 Virology (3 credits)
  • PLSC 619 Soil Microbiology (4 credits)
  • PLSC 629 Introduction to Fungi (4 credits)
  • MAST 618 Marine microbial ecology (3 credits)

Molecular Biology

  • ANFS 670 Principles of Molecular Genetics (3 credits)
  • BISC 602 Molecular Biology of Animal Cells (3 credits)
  • BISC 665 Advanced Molecular Biology and Genetics (3 credits)
  • CHEM642 Biochemistry II (3 credits)

Physiology

  • BISC 605 Advanced Mammalian Physiology (3 credits)
  • BISC 615 Vertebrate Developmental Biology (3 credits)
  • BISC 675 Cardiovascular Physiology (3 credits)
  • HESC 651 Neurophysiological Basis of Human Movement (3 credits)
  • HESC 654 Survey of Medical Physiology (3 credits)

Biotechnology-related science courses (6 credits)

Two courses from the following list adding up to at least 6 credits.

Agriculture/Food Science

  • ANFS 628 Food Chemistry (4 credits)
  • ANFS 629 Food Analysis (4 credits)
  • ANFS 633 Poultry pathology (3 credits)
  • ANFS 636 Immunology of domestic animals (3 credits)
  • ANFS 637 Avian immunology (3 credits)
  • ANFS 645 Food engineering technology (3 credits)
  • ANFS 649 Food biotechnology (4 credits)
  • ANFS 654 Advanced ruminant nutrition (3 credits)
  • BREG 603/PLSC 603- Soil physics (3 credits)
  • ENWC 611 Insect pest management (3 credits)
  • ENWC 610 Medical, Veterinary, and forensic entomology (3 credits)
  • ENWC 619 Biological control (3 credits)
  • ENWC 805 Insect-plant chemical ecology (3 credits)

Advanced Laboratory Techniques

  • BISC 601 Immunochemistry (4 credits)
  • BISC 604 Nucleic Acids Laboratory (4 credits)
  • BISC 619 Gene Expression Laboratory (4 credits)

Bioinformatics

  • ANFS 644 Bioinformatics (3 credits)
  • CISC 636 Introduction to bioinformatics (3 credits)
  • CISC 637 Database Systems (3 credits)
  • CISC 681 Artificial Intelligence (3 credits)
  • CISC 683 Introduction to data mining (3 credits)
  • CISC 841 Bioinformatics (3 credits)
  • MAST 697 Bioinformatics programming for Biologists (3 credits)
  • MAST 698 Environmental and systems bioinformatics (3 credits)

Chemistry/Biochemistry

  • CHEM 641 Biochemistry (3 credits)
  • CHEM 645 Proteins, Structure and Function (3 credits)
  • CHEM 646 DNA-Protein Interactions (3 credits)
  • CHEM 649 Molecular Biophysics (3 credits)
  • CHEM 653 Bioinorganic Chemistry (3 credits)
  • CHEM 681 Green Chemistry (3 credits)

Engineering

  • CHEG 617 Colloid science and engineering (3 credits)
  • CHEG 620 Biochemical Engineering (3 credits)
  • CHEG 621 Metabolic engineering (3 credits)
  • CHEG 625 Green Engineering (3 credits)
  • CHEG 649 Molecular Biophysics (3 credits)
  • CHEG 650 Biomedical Engineering (3 credits)
  • CHEG 805 Multidisciplinary biotechnology (3 credits)
  • CPEG 630 Neurons and networks (3 credits)
  • ELEG 643 Biomedical Nanotechnology (3 credits)
  • ELEG 670 Biophysics of excitable membranes (3 credits)
  • ELEG 671 Introduction to biomedical engineering (3 credits)
  • ELEG 675 Image processing with biomedical applications (3 credits)
  • ELEG 678 Introduction to nano and biophotonics (3 credits)
  • ELEG 679 Introduction to medical imaging systems (3 credits)
  • MEEG 612 Biomechanics of human movement (3 credits)
  • MEEG 682 Clinical biomechanics (3 credits)
  • MEEG 683 Orthopedic Biomechanics (3 credits)
  • MEEG 684 Biomaterials and tissue engineering (3 credits)
  • MEEG 685 Control of human movement (3 credits)
  • MEEG 686 Cell and tissue transport (3 credits)

Health Sciences

  • BISC 600 Biotechnology and molecular medicine (3 credits)
  • HESC 601 Research Methods (3 credits)
  • HESC687 Nursing Sciences Research (3 credits)
  • NURS 621 Advanced pathophysiology (3 credits)
  • NURS 622 Advanced pharmacology (3 credits)
  • NURS 638 Health sciences evaluation (3 credits)
  • PHYT 809 Psychosocial Aspects of Health and Disease (3 credits)
  • PHYT 606 Research (3 credits)
  • PHYT 623 Clinical Neuroscience (3 credits)

Statistics/Data Analysis

  • BISC 643 Biological Data Analysis (3 credits)
  • CHEG 604 Probability and statistics for engineering (3 credits)
  • STAT 608 Statistical Research Methods (3 credits)
  • STAT 609 Regression and Experimental Design (3 credits)
  • STAT 611 Regression Analysis (3 credits)
  • STAT 615 Design and Analysis of Experiments` (3 credits)
  • STAT 616 Advanced Design of Experiments (3 credits)
  • STAT 617 Multivariate Analysis (3 credits)
  • STAT 619 Time Series Analysis (3 credits)
  • STAT 620 Nonparametric Statistics (3 credits)
  • STAT 621 Survival Analysis (3 credits)
  • STAT 656 Biostatistics (3 credits)
  • STAT 674 Applied Data Base Management (3 credits)
  • STAT 675 Logistic Regression (3 credits)