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Microbiology Certificate Program

Overview

Students who have a BS with at least 30 science credits can earn a graduate certificate to gain mastery of the technical and analytical skills in Microbiology.

Microbiologists culture, isolate and diagnose bacteria, parasites and viruses to identify the cause of disease and the best course of treatment. The role of the microbiologist has become increasingly important in identifying and neutralizing potential biological attack agents, as organisms develop resistance to the drugs used to treat disease.

Curriculum

Select an accelerated (3-semester, full-time) or an extended (5-semester, part-time) schedule.

Curriculum – Microbiology Certificate - Accelerated Option

Fall Semester Semester Credits
LS 303  Fundamental Clinical and Experimental Techniques 3
MT 512  Microbiology I 3
MT 531  Immunology 3
Total 9
 
Spring Semester Semester Credits
LS 613  Pathology 2
MT 507  Clinical and Molecular Laboratory Techniques 4
MT 513  Microbiology II 3
Total 9
 
Summer Session Semester Credits
LS 610  Regulatory and Fiscal Issues in Laboratory Management 3
LS 812   Practicum (Microbiology) 2
Total 5
 
Total Credits for Graduate Certificate in Microbiology 23

Curriculum – Microbiology Certificate - Extended Option

Fall Semester Semester Credits
LS 303  Fundamental Clinical and Experimental Techniques 3
MT 512  Microbiology I 3
Total 6
 
Spring Semester Semester Credits
MT 507  Clinical and Molecular Laboratory Techniques 4
MT 513  Microbiology II 3
Total 7
 
Summer Session Semester Credits
LS 610  Regulatory and Fiscal Issues in Laboratory Management 3
 
Fall Semester Semester Credits
MT 531  Immunology 3
 
Spring Semester Semester Credits
LS 613  Pathology 2
LS 812  Practicum (Microbiology) 2
Total 4
 
Total Credits for Graduate Certificate in Microbiology 23

Contact

Jennifer Raab
Assistant Director
of Admissions
jennifer.raab@jefferson.edu


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