Genome Medicine Undergraduate Certificate

Learn to view human diseases through an evolutionary lens with the Genome Medicine Undergraduate Certificate in Temple’s College of Science and Technology. Graduates can use this undergraduate certificate as a steppingstone for careers in medicine, public health, science and technology. 

Genome medicine is a growing discipline within the medical and science communities that evaluates a patient’s complete set of DNA when making clinical care decisions. As a more individualized healthcare option, the emerging field needs both public health professionals to resolve its many policy issues and specialized practitioners to provide comprehensive care. 

In this four-course certificate you will study computational biology and the latest advances in genetic coding and discovery. In addition to academic knowledge, you will also gain communicative and collaborative skills to work more efficiently with other practitioners and researchers.

Who might be interested?

Available to all undergraduate students and professional non-degree-seeking students, the Genome Medicine Undergraduate Certificate can help focus your interests for continuing study in related fields or enhance your existing knowledge of genomic medicine.

The certificate is designed for students interested in developing expertise in data science, with specialization in genomics. Data science employs techniques and theories drawn from many fields within the broad areas of computer and information sciences, mathematics and statistics, and applies them to a wide range of data-rich domains such as biomedical science, business, education, engineering, geoscience, physical science and social science. 

You will gain a strong background in mathematics, computational thinking and biological data analysis. Learn to analyze large quantities of data to glean insight and facilitate clinical decision-making. As part of the broader data science program, genomics is a critical track to include as a subarea of focus for students interested in biology, ecology, evolution, human health and disease, and precision medicine.

Credit Requirements

To earn this certificate, you must complete 12 to 14 credit hours, including required and elective courses.

Learn more about Genome Medicine Undergraduate Certificate credit requirements.

Delivery Method

All classes take place in person at Temple’s Main Campus. A minimum of two courses required for the certificate must be completed at Temple.

The program is designed with maximum flexibility to accommodate your background and interest within health or STEM.

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Classes & Curriculum

In this 12- to 14-credit-hour program, you’ll take two biology classes. Required courses include

  • Fundamentals of Genomic Evolutionary Medicine and
  • Genomics in Medicine.

You’ll also choose two electives from a list that includes

  • Biocultural Adaptations in Human Populations,
  • Biology of Cancer,
  • Biotechnology,
  • Data and Computer Communication,
  • Human Evolutionary Genetics,
  • Neurobiology and Evolution of Social Behavior and
  • Vertebrate Paleontology and Taphonomy.

Learn more about Genome Medicine Certificate courses.

Related Graduate Degrees

Related Graduate Certificates

*College of Engineering
**College of Public Health
***Lewis Katz School of Medicine

Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, the Certificate Program offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.

Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency, and more. Learn more about our tuition and fees.

These tuition costs apply to the 2018–2019 academic year.

Pennsylvania resident:  $19,488.00 per year
Out-of-state: $31,584.00 per year

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