Department of Biological, Geological, and Environmental Sciences (BGES)

Biotechnology Certificate Program in the Dept. of BGES

Biotechnology Certificate Program through the Department of BGES

Due to staffing issues, this certificate will be suspended for the time-being.

The biotechnology industry is one of the fastest growing industries in Northeastern Ohio. The Certificate in Biotechnology, which is administered through the Department of Biological, Geological, and Environmental Sciences, is an interdisciplinary program that builds on majors in biology or chemistry and exposes students to areas of knowledge that are not part of the typical major, but are underpinnings for the biotechnology industry. The certificate program provides students with the appropriate qualifications to enter the segment of the workforce that is responsible for the development and quality control aspects of the biotechnology industry. Students in the Biotechnology Certificate Program are eligible to participate in the Cooperative Education Program through the Career Services Center even if they are not seeking a degree at Cleveland State University.

Requirements for the certificate in Biotechnology

The certificate in Biotechnology requires 16 credit hours of classes.

  • The certificate in Biotechnology requires 16 credit hours of classes.

  • Prequisites: Either currently majoring in biology or chemistry, and completion of two semesters of introductory biology, and one semester each of biochemistry, cell biology & laboratory, microbiology & laboratory, and calculus; or a baccalaureate degree that includes the following courses: two semesters of introductory biology and general chemistry, and one semester each of biochemistry, cell biology & laboratory, microbiology & laboratory, organic chemistry, and calculus.

  • Required courses:
    MTH 147 (4-0-4) Statistical Concepts with Applications
    ESC 120 (1-0-1) Introduction to Engineering Design
    BIO 435 (1-6-4) Techniques in Molecular Biology
    CHE 366 (4-0-4) Bioprocessing Engineering Principles
    IME 465 (3-0-3) Manufacturing Systems Engineering

Contact the undergraduate advisor for Biology, Dr. Barbara Modney, at (216) 687-2448 or b.modney@csuohio.edu for more information.

Additional information is available from CSU Career Services.


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