Topics in Biology Graduate Certificate
Deepen your understanding of advanced concepts in the field of biology by selecting courses in evolutionary biology, molecular biology, physiology, neurobiology, and genetics. Through this liberal arts graduate certificate, students with a background in the life sciences can learn new scientific approaches and explore cutting-edge topics. The flexible curriculum enables you to select the topics that are of most interest and relevance to you.
Key learning outcomes
This certificate enables you to focus on topics most interesting to you. You might choose to:
- Explore cutting-edge topics in the areas of proteomics, genomics, epigenetics, and immunology.
- Gain insight on the science behind vaccine development, epidemiological principles, and microbes to better understand public health crises.
- Learn the pathophysiology of medical disorders such as diabetes, heart disease, and infertility.
- Understand the role of stem cells in terms of molecular, cellular, and potential therapeutic properties.
- Understand the neuroanatomy of pain, emotions, and psychiatric illnesses.
No application is required. You simply register for graduate courses during our fall, spring, or summer registration periods.
Prior studies in the life sciences (biology and chemistry) at the level of at least BIOS 1A/BIOS 1B and CHEM 1A/CHEM 1B is assumed.
Note: This liberal arts certificate is not intended to prepare students for admittance to PhD programs.
EARNING THE CERTIFICATE
To meet the requirements for the certificate, you must:
- Complete four certificate courses for graduate credit.
- Earn at least a B grade in each course.
- Complete the courses within three years.
The liberal arts graduate certificate Topics in Biology requires four courses.
You may choose any four courses from the Topics in Biology certificate course group, using the certificate course search.
Courses taken before the 2019-2020 academic year do not apply toward this certificate.