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The focus of the curriculum is the basic principles of biotechnology and specific applications in various fields. The use of biotechnology to fight disease will be emphasized.

If you would like to know more about the courses listed below, you can view course requirements and syllabi online by clicking on "Courses" in the top right-hand corner. Click here for a list of more approved courses with times, days, etc.

Core Courses

Four core courses are required for all students in the program: Elective Courses

Students will also choose five courses from over 50 electives (17 in the Department of Biological Sciences) relevant to modern biotechnology. The Biological Sciences electives will include courses in molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, neurobiology, genetics, developmental biology, immunology and cancer research. Electives offered may include:
  • Cellular Neurobiology

  • Systems Neurobiology

  • Advanced Seminar in Neurobiology

  • Neural Systems: Circuits in the brain

  • Genetics

  • Whole Genome Bioinformatics

  • Cell Biology

  • Molecular Biology of Disease

  • Biology and Physics of Single Molecules

  • Immunology

  • The Cell as a Machine

  • Microbiology and Bioterrorism

  • Origins of Life

  • Biochemistry I: Structure and metabolism

  • Molecular Biology

  • Signal Transduction

  • Readings in the Molecular Biology of Cancer

  • Related topics in genomics, business, law, and engineering
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