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Molecular Biology 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 Molecular Biology.

Molecular biologists use a wide variety of techniques to prepare specimens for diagnosing genetic diseases, identifying infectious agents and paternity testing. These professionals are experts in DNA/RNA extrac­tion, Southern blot, Western blot, gene amplification and gene sequencing – tests and methods that are increasingly common in clinical diagnostic settings and in research and forensic laboratories.

Curriculum

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

Curriculum – Molecular Biology Certificate - Accelerated Option

Fall Semester Semester Credits
LS 501  Molecular Biology 3
BT 503  Molecular Preparatory Techniques 1
BT 510  Basic Molecular Techniques 4
Total 8
 
Spring Semester Semester Credits
LS 613  Pathology 2
BT 603  Human Genetics 3
BT 610  Molecular Diagnostic Techniques 4
BT 611  Protein Purification and Characterization 12
Total 9
 
Summer Session Semester Credits
LS 812  Practicum [Research Applications] 2
LS 813  Practicum [Clinical Applications] 2
LS 814  Practicum [Clinical Applications] 2
Total 6
 
Total Credits for Graduate Certificate in Molecular Biology 26

Curriculum – Molecular Biology Certificate - Extended Option

Fall Semester Semester Credits
LS 501  Molecular Biology 3
BT 503  Molecular Preparatory Techniques 1
BT 510  Basic Molecular Techniques 4
Total 8
 
Spring Semester Semester Credits
BT 603  Human Genetics 3
BT 610  Molecular Diagnostic 4
Total 7
 
Summer Session Semester Credits
LS 812  Practicum [Research Applications] 2
 
Fall Semester Semester Credits
LS 813  Practicum [Clinical Applications] 2
 
Spring Semester Semester Credits
LS 613  Pathology 2
BT 611  Protein Purification and Characterization 3
LS 814  Practicum [Forensic Applications] 2
Total 7
 
Total Credits for Graduate Certificate in Molecular Biology 26

Contact

Tammi Wrice
Assistant Director
of Admissions
(215) 503-1043
tammi.wrice
@jefferson.edu


Students enrolling in this certificate program are not eligible for financial aid.

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