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Training in molecular biotechnology is essential for a wide range of disciplines from microbiology, plant and animal sciences to chemical engineering. The Graduate Certificate Program in Molecular Biotechnology offers an opportunity for individuals educated in the life sciences and related disciplines to gain laboratory-based, hands-on molecular biology training.
- Baccalaureate degree in a science or engineering discipline.
- Minimum GPA of 2.75 in his/her/they undergraduate program, and a recommended minimum GPA of 3.0 in science courses.
- All prerequisites (or their equivalent) to BIT 510 completed before beginning the certificate program. The minimum requirements for BIT 510 are: MB 351 or GN 311 (or equivalent) and two semesters of organic chemistry (equivalent to CH 221 and CH 223). Prerequisites for the coursework electives vary, and those prerequisites may be taken after admission to the certificate program if necessary.
- Note that currently the Certificate is only available to students enrolled in a Masters Degree program at NC State.
Certificate Degree Requirements
The Graduate Certificate Program in Molecular Biotechnology will require a minimum of 12 hours of required and elective courses. Coursework transferred from another institution is not applicable toward the certificate. Award of the certificate requires an overall GPA of 3.0 or better for certificate courses (required and elective) with a minimum grade of B- in any of the BIT courses and a minimum grace of C in coursework electives.
Other Relevant Information
NC State graduate students with career interests that involve molecular biotechnology, but are not eligible for the minor, are eligible to apply for the certificate.
|Ethical Issues in Biotechnology 1|
|Core Technologies in Molecular and Cellular Biology (+ Capstone Cloning Project) 2|
|See "Elective Courses" listed below 3|
Students may take another approved research ethics/bioethics course determined in conjunction with the academic committee
Upon passing BIT 510 Core Technologies in Molecular and Cellular Biology with an 80% or higher, students must complete a Capstone Cloning Project.
Students may choose another 500-level or higher elective course outside "Elective Courses" listed below determined in conjunction with the academic committee
|Select courses from the lists below:||3|
|BIT 564||Protein Purification||2|
|BIT 566||Animal Cell Culture Techniques||2|
|BIT 579||High-Throughput Discovery||2|
|BIT 595||Special Topics||1-6|
|BIT 571||RNA Interference and Model Organisms||2|
|BIT 573||Protein Interactions||2|
|BIT 580||Yeast Metabolic Engineering||2|
|BIT 815||Advanced Special Topics||1-6|
Other Elective Courses
|MB 714||Microbial Metabolic Regulation||3|
|MB 758||Microbial Genetics & Genomics||3|
|BCH 553||Biochemistry of Gene Expression||3|
|MB 725||Fermentation Microbiology||3|
|GN 721||Genetic Data Analysis||3|
|GN 701||Molecular Genetics||3|
|GN 735||Functional Genomics||3|
|CHE 551||Biochemical Engineering||3|