The Biotechnology Certificate Program (BCP) is a competitive, limited enrollment program emphasizing hands on training and theoretical instruction in the molecular life sciences. It was established in 1986 to meet the personnel requirements of the rapidly expanding Bay Area biotechnology industry. Each lab course provides a minimum of 90 hours of hands-on training and the curriculum is continually updated to meet the current needs of academic and commercial laboratories in biotechnology.
The 20-unit Biotechnology Certificate Program is designed to be completed in a typical academic year of two semesters. A certificate is awarded upon completion of a 2-day, cumulative exit exam.
- Possess a degree in any field in the biological sciences.
- Complete undergraduate courses equivalent to those required of biological science majors at CSUEB including a:
- year of introductory biology
- year of general chemistry
- year of organic chemistry
- quarter/semester of Microbiology*
- quarter/semester of Biochemistry*
- quarter/semester of Genetics*
- quarter/semester of Molecular Cell Biology*
- Possess an overall GPA of 2.75 or greater.
- Possess a GPA of 3.0 or greater in all biology courses taken as an upper division student.
*Note: a strong applicant has taken these courses within the last 3 years.