The graduate certificate requires a minimum of 15 credit hours. To pursue the Genetics, Genomics and Biotechnology graduate certificate the student must file an application for admission with the program coordinator. A genetics course is a pre-requisite for entry into the program.
*Students whose graduate research involves use of biotechnology laboratory techniques will not be required to complete a laboratory course. An exemption from this requirement will be granted by the Program Director if the student demonstrates use of the range of covered techniques by coauthor status on a publication (either submitted or published), or first author status on an abstract for a presentation at a national meeting, and/or direct confirmation of the contribution by the student’s advisor. In this case, elective courses may be substituted for the laboratory course to reach the 15 hours of minimum credits required.