CMB M.S., Biotechnology Emphasis
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 501*: Scientific Communication for the Life Sciences and Professional Science Mater (3 cr.)
CMB 520*: Laboratory Techniques in Cell and Molecular Biology (3 cr.)
CMB 505: Advanced Cell Biology (3cr.)
CMB 506: Advanced Molecular Biology (3 cr.)
CMB 610: Foundations of Biotechnology* (3 cr.)
CMB 620: Cell Culture and Bioprocessing (3 cr.)
CMB 626: Nucleic Acids Laboratory (4 cr.)
CMB 697: Colloquium in Biotechnology (capstone, 2 cr.)
CMB 698: Colloquium in Cell and Molecular Biology (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 509: Responsible Conduct for Research (1 cr.)
CMB 699: Grad Research in Cell and Molecular Biology (1 to 6 cr.)
STA 616: Statistical Programming (3 cr.)
CMB 551: Bioinformatics: Tools and Techniques for Life Scientists (3 cr.)
CMB 552: Computer Modeling of Biomolecules (3 cr.)
CMB 560: Genomics and Molecular Diagnostics (3 cr.)
CMB 585: Molecular Ecology (3cr.)
CMB 680-01: PSM planning & Leadership (2cr.) new course
31 required credits if you began the program before Fall 2018; 35 if you began Fall 2018 or later
*CMB 501 & 520 - strongly recommended if you began the program before Fall 2018; required if began Fall 2018 or later
**STA 610-01 Statistics for Health Professions can substitute for STA 622