Develop your mastery of the technical skills of biology and chemistry through RWU’s Biotechnology program. With this certification, which includes additional training, research and internship experience for Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science and Marine Biology majors, you’ll gain a competitive edge as you work toward graduate school or a career in biomedical research, biotech or the pharmaceutical industry.

Certificate in Biotechnology

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This program is designed to provide additional training and certification of the technical skills of majors in Biology, Marine Biology, Environmental Sciences and Chemistry. The emphasis on mastery of these skills will make students completing the certificate more competitive for graduate programs and careers in the biomedical research and the biotech and pharmaceutical industries.

Requirements for a Certificate in Biotechnology

Biology, Environmental Science, Marine Biology or Chemistry Majors will be eligible for a Certificate in Biotechnology by having a 3.0 GPA, filing an application, completing required courses, and completing an internship/research project. Internships can be conducted in research laboratories (academic institutions) biotechnology companies in New England and beyond. For successful completion of the Certificate in Biotechnology students will be expected to maintain a 3.0 GPA and take a comprehensive content and laboratory skills test. The certificate will be conferred only in conjunction with the awarding of a bachelor’s degree from Roger Williams University. Students pursuing the Certificate in Biotechnology must complete the following:
BIO103Biology I and Lab 
BIO200Genetics and Lab 
BIO230Microbiology and Lab 
BIO340Biotechnology and Lab 
BIO420/450Research Internship / Independent Study 
CHEM191Principles of Chemistry I and Lab 
CHEM192Principles of Chemistry II and Lab 
And two (2) of the following laboratory courses
BIO323Developmental Biology and Lab 
BIO325Cell Biology and Lab 
BIO/COMSC331Bioinformatics and Lab 
BIO370Virology and Lab 
BIO/CHEM390Biochemistry I and Lab 
CHEM311Analytical Chemistry and Lab 
CHEM312Instrumental Methods of Analysis and Lab