Catalog 2010-2012


This P.S.M. degree prepares students for career opportunities in biotechnology-related businesses and industries. Emphasis is placed on combining molecular and genetic engineering skills with an understanding of business and includes an internship experience. Admission is restricted to students with a GPA of 3.00 or higher and a B.A. or B.S. in Biotechnology, Biology, Biochemistry or a related discipline. Students must have taken an Introductory General Biology sequence, Genetics and one or more courses in Molecular Biology or equivalents to be considered.

Students interested in this program must submit a completed Application for Admission to Graduate Study and should contact the Department of Biology for any other admission requirements.  Graduate information and application for graduate admission can be found at

The Graduate Record Examination (General Test) is not required for admission to the program.

This major is available on the non-thesis option only. A minimum of 30 semester hours is required. A minimum of 18 semester hours of 200/6000-level course work is required.



  Biology: 840:240; 840:280.....6 hours

  Science and Science Education:

    820:209; 820:215.....6 hours

    820:289 Seminar.....2 hours

    820:295 Internship.....4-6 hours

Electives*..... 10-12 hours

30 hours


*Students having completed at least two courses in Group A, or their equivalent, may select electives from Group B.

Group A

Biology: 840:121; 840:127; 840:129; 840:153.

Chemistry and Biochemistry: 860:154.


Group B

Biology: 840:122; 840:128; 840:146; 840:150; 840:157.

Chemistry and Biochemistry: 860:155; 860:156; 860:211.