The certificate is offered through the College of Veterinary Medicine The overarching purpose of the certificate program is to add value to other degrees in the biological and life sciences, specifically including animal sciences, veterinary medicine, biology and biochemistry.
Students with graduate standing and a 3.0 GPA in a field in the biological sciences or with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in the DVM curriculum are eligible to enroll. Exceptions are possible upon approval by the coordinator in consultation with the faculty.
Fifteen hours are required. The core courses are designed to ensure a benchmark level of knowledge about stem cell biotechnology.
Elective courses are intended to allow for: (1) specific advancement toward research competence in the field or (2) commercialization of stem cell and related technology.
Courses in the certificate may be included in graduate programs upon approval of the student’s major professor and advisory committee. Inclusion of courses from other institutions and programs may be substituted for credit in the certificate in stem cell biotechnology with the approval of the program director in consultation with associated faculty.