The certificate program in Molecular Diagnostics trains students in the newly emerging and rapidly evolving field of laboratory medicine. Students gain a solid foundation and the basic skills necessary for professional employment in Molecular Diagnostic programs in university and hospital laboratories, in new R&D test applications, or in the biotechnology industries serving the Molecular Diagnostics communities.

The certificate is designed to augment the basic education and skills of students currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences or Biological Sciences. With minimal additional courses, students will be able to complete a certificate in Molecular Diagnostics. 

The certificate program will also be available to returning, non-degree students who wish to obtain additional credentials in Molecular Diagnostics for career development or enhancement.


CHEM 501Introduction to Biochemistry3
BIO SCI 325Genetics4
Select one of the following:4
Public Health Microbiology
and Public Health Microbiology Lab
Laboratory Techniques in Molecular Biology
Select one of the following:3-4
Molecular and Genetic Diagnostics
and Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory
Molecular Pathology
and Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory
Select one of the following:3-5
General Microbiology
Cell Biology
and Laboratory in Genetics and Cell Biology
Medical Microbiology
and Medical Microbiology Laboratory
Independent Study
Total Credits17-20

Although flexibility is built into this certificate program, students will be expected to have basic knowledge of microbiology and genetics and at least one advanced laboratory course (500 level or above) to qualify for the Molecular Diagnostics Certificate.