Degree Requirements: PSM in Biotechnology

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 Master’s 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.

 

Required courses:

CMB 505:  Advanced Cell Biology (3cr.)

CMB 506:  Advanced Molecular Biology (3 cr.)

CMB 610:  Foundations of Biotechnology* (3 cr.)

CMB 620:  Cell and Tissue Culture (2 cr.)

CMB 626:  Nucleic Acids Laboratory (3 cr.)

CMB 697:  Colloquium in Biotechnology (capstone, 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.)

 

Courses with an * are shared in a common core with the other PSM programs; the PSM in Biostatistics and the PSM in Medical and Bioinformatics.

A minimum of 5 credits of electives are also required.  These are selected in consultation with your advisor.

 

 

POTENTIAL SCHEDULE (2 years)

Fall Semester: First Year

CMB 610: Foundations of Biotechnology* (3 cr.)

STA 622: Statistical Methods for Biologists* (3 cr.)

CMB 680-03: Scientific Communication (2 cr.)

CMB 680-04: Lab Techniques in CMB (2 cr.)

Winter Semester: First Year

CMB 506: Advanced Molecular Biology (3 cr.)

CS 661: Introduction to Medical/Bioinformatics* (3 cr.)

CMB 620: Cell and Tissue Culture (2 cr.)

Spring/Summer: First Year

PSM 691: Internship* (minimum of 4 cr.)

Fall Semester: Second Year

CMB 626: Nucleic Acids Laboratory (3 cr.)

CMB 505: Advanced Cell Biology (3cr.)

PSM 662: Seminar in Professional Science Practice* (2 cr.)

Winter Semester: Second Year

CMB 697: Colloquium in Biotechnology (capstone, 2 cr.)

CMB Elective II (2-3 cr.)

PSM 650: Ethics and Professionalism in Applied Science* (3 cr.)

 

 

Possible Electives:

BIO 580: Special Topics in Biology (1 to 4 cr.)

BIO 680: Special Topics in Biology (1 to 3 cr.)

BMS 680: Special Topics in the Biomedical Sciences (1 to 3 cr.)

CMB 580: Special Topics in Cell and Molecular Biology (1 to 4 cr.)

CMB 680: Special Topics in Cell and Molecular Biology (1 to 4 cr.)

CMB 699: Grad Research in Cell and Molecular Biology (1 to 6 cr.)

STA 616: Statistical Programming (3 cr.)

CMB 551: Bioinformatics (3 cr.)

CMB 652: Computational Biology (3 cr.)

CMB 680-10: Molecular Ecology (3 cr.)

 

 

 

 

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