A student may work toward a certificate in Biotechnology, which requires the completion of at least seven biology laboratory courses at UHCL. Training in these laboratories will prepare students for careers in academic, industrial, biomedical, clinical, state/federal or environmental areas.
The certificate option targets students who are working toward or have already completed a B.S. degree and wish to add coursework that will be focused on the Biotechnology field. Current UHCL students (degree-seeking B.S. or M.S. students or post-baccalaureate non-degree seeking students majoring in Biology, Environmental Science or Chemistry) 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. Students 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.