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CERTIFICATE IN BIOTECHNOLOGY

Our biotechnology training program is designed to introduce undergraduate, postbaccalaureate, and postdoctoral students and technicians to state-of-the-art techniques used in molecular biological research laboratories as well as to qualify certificate recipients for employment in various sectors of the biotechnological arena.

In order to enter the certificate program, you must be accepted as a student by the Office of Admissions. If you already possess a bachelor's degree, you must enter the University as a graduate student. However, there is no need to pursue an advanced degree, unless you wish to. A limited number of courses may be taken through the Open University.

Matriculated students must apply for admission to the program before completion of 15 certificate units and must complete all prerequisite and required courses with a GPA of 2.5 or better.

The certificate requires 13 prerequisite units - Biology 350, 366, 366L, Chemistry 365 and 25-29 certificate units including Biology 497 or 499 (5 units as pre-approved by the certificate advisor), 567, 567L, 568, 594 and three electives selected from Biology 510, 549, 554, 570, 575, 584, 585, 590, Chemistry 563, 564. Prerequisite and certificate courses may be utilized in the biology, chemistry and microbiology majors and minors as appropriate.

CORRESPONDENCE AND INFORMATION

Director:
Dr. Sanford Bernstein
Certificate in Biotechnology
Department of Biology
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-4614
Email - sbernstein@mail.sdsu.edu

BIOTECHNOLOGY GRADUATE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

This program allows students to earn an M.S. degree in Molecular Biology and perform their M.S. thesis project at local biotechnology companies that provide graduate support in the form of fellowships. This internship program is administered by the Molecular Biology Institute. Admission and graduation criteria are the same as for the regular M.S. program. Thesis research is performed under the guidance of industry scientists who are appointed adjunct faculty members at SDSU. Interested students or company representatives can obtain further information about this program from:

CORRESPONDENCE AND INFORMATION

Adviser:
Dr. Greg Harris
M.S. Program in Molecular Biology
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-4614
(619) 594 -5374
Email - gharris@mail.sdsu.edu

Ph.D. AND M.S. DEGREE PROGRAMS IN CHEMISTRY

A number of MBI faculty participate in the degree programs available in the Chemistry Department. The department offers both the M.S. and the Ph.D. degree which is jointly administered with the University of California, San Diego and is similar in most regards to the Ph.D. program in Biology.

CORRESPONDENCE AND INFORMATION
(Ph.D. IN CHEMISTRY)

Graduate Adviser:
Professor E. Grubbs
Department of Chemistry
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-1030
(619) 594 -5583
Email - egrubbs@sciences.sdsu.edu





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