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.

Degree Requirements

Certificate in Biotechnology

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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
BIO325Molecular Cell Biology and Lab
BIO/COMSC331Bioinformatics and Lab
BIO370Virology and Lab
BIO/CHEM390Biochemistry and Lab
CHEM311Analytical Chemistry and Lab
CHEM312Instrumental Methods of Analysis and Lab

To read more about our academic offerings, or to view full course descriptions, please refer to our University Catalog.