Biomolecular Sciences Graduate Certificate

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Training for aspiring scientists

Discover the methods used within cell and molecular biology. Cover everything from cell structure to nucleic acids and gene cloning.

Have the knowledge, skills and confidence to improve your resume or advance your career.

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Apply to this certificate program through a central application: GradCAS. Review the sections below before you begin.

Certificate in Biomolecular Sciences

Scott D. Zimmerman, Director of Graduate Studies
Kampeter Health Sciences Hall, Room 353
Phone 417-836-6123

BMS Department phone: 417-836-5603

Program description

The Graduate Certificate in Biomolecular Sciences provides a 13-credit hour graduate-level experience for those interested in a deeper understanding of the techniques and applications used in the field of cell and molecular biology. The program provides for the acquisition of knowledge and skills necessary for supporting burgeoning scientists in this field. Completion of this certificate can occur as part of the Master’s in Biomedical Sciences graduate program.

Admission requirements

  1. Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher
  2. GRE score of 290 or higher

Required Courses

Course Information Course Title Credit Hours
BMS 622 Molecular Cell Biology 4 hrs
BMS 625 Molecular Biology 4 hrs
BMS 635 Signal Transduction 2 hrs
BMS 658 Recombinant DNA and Protein Techniques 3 hrs

Retention requirements

After admission into the Graduate Certificate in Biomolecular Sciences program, the students must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher, with no more than one course with a grade of "C", and no course with a grade of "C-" or lower.

Take your education to the next level

Your courses in this certificate program can count toward a master’s degree in biomedical sciences.