Synthetic biology involves redesigning biological systems such as enzymes for useful purposes by engineering them to have new abilities and functions. It can be used to find solutions in medicine, manufacturing, and agriculture. The Graduate Certificate in Synthetic Biology program allows students with STEM bachelor’s degrees to understand the fundamental concepts in synthetic biology and prepare them for their future careers related to this ever-expanding field.

For information regarding deadlines and requirements for admission, please see the Guide to Graduate Admissions.

A baccalaureate degree in Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, Biology, or a closely related STEM field.

Certificate Program Requirements:

Required: 12 credit hours*

Select four courses (12 credits) from the following: 12
Physical Biology
Systems and Synthetic Biology
Molecular Biology in Nanosciences
Advances in Nano-Biosensors
SemiSynBio, Advanced Materials, and Beyond
Biomimetics and Biomaterials
Total Credit Hours 12