The biotechnology industry is one of the fastest growing industries in northeastern Ohio. The Certificate in Biotechnology — Laboratory Track, 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.
- Either currently majoring in biology or chemistry, and completion of two semesters of Introductory Biology, and one semester each of Biochemistry, Cell Biology and Laboratory, Microbiology and Laboratory, and Calculus; or a baccalaureate degree that includes the following courses: two semesters each of Introductory Biology and General Chemistry, and one semester each of Biochemistry, Cell Biology and Laboratory, Microbiology and Laboratory, Organic Chemistry, and Calculus.