General Program Requirements:
Number of Required Beyond the Baccalaureate: 30
|BIOL 5501||Analytical Biotechnology||1.5|
|BIOL 5502||Microbial Biotechnology||3|
|BIOL 5503||Biotechnology Laboratory I||3|
|BIOL 5504||Biotechnology Laboratory II||3|
|BIOL 5505||Ethics Regulation and Policy in Biotechnology||3|
|BIOL 5506||Professional Development Seminar for PSM in Biotechnology||1|
|BIOL 5521||Nucleic Acid Technologies||1.5|
|Any Bioinformatics or Genomics 5000-level course||3|
|BIOL 9995||Capstone Project||2|
|Total Credit Hours||30|
Students may elect to take any course relevant to their area of specialization, including coursework offered by the School of Pharmacy's RA/QA program. Approval from the P.S.M. Steering Committee is required.
Independent Research Project:
The P.S.M. program in Biotechnology at Temple University offers technical and leadership training to address environmental priorities and human health. In this vein, students select an independent research project (BIOL 9995 Capstone Project) by the end of their first year with mentors at Temple and/or approved co-mentors at any off-campus sites, including pharmaceutical companies and government agencies.
Project proposals, which are approved by the P.S.M. Steering Committee, foster technical and intellectual skill building. At the end of the program, the project is presented in written and oral formats to further develop communication skills. These features provide graduates with knowledge and leadership skills to help tackle real-world problems using biotechnology.