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.
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: