Biotechnology Biotechnology

The Biotechnology Track is offered through the College of Science and focuses on the molecular, genetic, and biochemical aspects of biotechnology.

Graduate Students in the Biotechnology Track take advanced science courses in Bioanalytical Chemistry and Protein and Nucleic Acid Biochemistry and choose electives based on their professional goals. These areas of study include:

  • Advanced Biochemistry
  • Analytical Chemical Measurements
  • Analytical Spectroscopy and Optics
  • Basic Immunology
  • Biochemical Genetics
  • Bioinorganic Chemistry
  • Biophysical Chemistry
  • Cell Biology
  • Cell Structure and Function
  • Chemical Biology of Proteins and Nucleic Acids
  • Chemical Separations and Measurements
  • Clinical and Molecular Cancer Biology
  • Gene Expression
  • Genetic Engineering
  • Human Genetics
  • Macromolecular Therapeutics and Drug Delivery
  • Nanoscience
  • Nucleic Acid Chemistry
  • Principles and Applications in Molecular Diagnostics
  • Protein Chemistry
  • Regulation of Metabolism
  • Techniques of Biochemical Analysis in Laboratory Medicine

Program Objectives

  • Provide professional scientists an opportunity to earn a graduate science or math degree that increases their core scientific knowledge and quantitative skills.
  • Develop leadership and management skills that will be highly valued by industry, government, and non-profits.
  • Include a Professional Experience (Internship) project, facilitated by an external sponsor and reviewed by a student’s Supervisory Committee, which integrates the practical application of scientific and professional knowledge.

Program Outcomes

  • Complete a course of study that increases their core scientific knowledge aligned with their professional goals.
  • Complete the Professional Experience (Internship) project, preparing a report for the student’s Supervisory Committee, and publicly presenting a summary of the project.
  • Apply Transferable (Business) Skills to the Professional Experience project.
  • Demonstrate Advanced Quantitative Skills academically and professionally.

The Professional Master of Science and Technology degree is offered through the College of Science and the College of Mines and Earth Sciences and the program is administered through the Graduate School. The PMST Executive Committee consists of representatives from four academic departments and the PMST Program Director.