The Cell and Molecular Biology Department offers both a Research emphasis and Biotechnology emphasis M.S. Degree in an interdisciplinary program. Students in the Biotechnology emphasis take coursework in CMB and courses and a seminar series in common with students in the other two Professional Science Masters programs. They also take an intensive internship that will provide hands-on learning in the field.
Overall requirements consist of 35 credits, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Consistent with GVSU policy, all courses must be completed within 8 consecutive years from entry into the first graduate course.
CMB 505: Advanced Cell Biology (3cr.)
CMB 506: Advanced Molecular Biology (3 cr.)
CMB 610: Foundations of Biotechnology* (3 cr.)
CMB 620: Cell and Tissue Culture (2 cr.)
CMB 626: Nucleic Acids Laboratory (3 cr.)
CMB 697: Colloquium in Biotechnology (capstone, 2 cr.)
CIS 661: Introduction to Medical/Bioinformatics* (3 cr.)
PSM 650: Ethics and Professionalism in Applied Science* (3 cr.)
PSM 691: Internship* (minimum of 4 cr.)
PSM 662: Seminar in Professional Science Practice* (2 cr.)
STA 622: Statistical Methods for Biologists* (3 cr.)
A minimum of 5 credits of electives are also required.
These are selected in consultation with your advisor.
CMB 501: Scientific Communication for the Life Sciences and Professional Science Mater (3 cr.)
BIO 580: Special Topics in Biology (1 to 4 cr.)
BIO 680: Special Topics in Biology (1 to 3 cr.)
BMS 680: Special Topics in the Biomedical Sciences (1 to 3 cr.)
CMB 580: Special Topics in Cell and Molecular Biology (1 to 4 cr.)
CMB 680: Special Topics in Cell and Molecular Biology (1 to 4 cr.)
CMB 699: Grad Research in Cell and Molecular Biology (1 to 6 cr.)
STA 616: Statistical Programming (3 cr.)
CMB 551: Bioinformatics (3 cr.)
CMB 552: Advanced Computational Biology (3 cr.)
CMB 585: Molecular Ecology (3cr.)
Courses with an * are shared in a common core with the other PSM programs: Biostatistics and Medical and Bioinformatics.
See our scheduling information page for more about the biotechnology emphasis course structure and scheduling tips.
See other options with our research-based emphasis.