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The Professional Science Master in Biotechnology program is a 30 semester credit hour interdisciplinary program that integrates scientific and business aspects of biotechnology. The program is designed for students who enjoy science, have an interest in business, and want to apply that knowledge working in industry. Our streamlined curriculum is designed with a strong foundation in molecular biology, technology, and business to create a comprehensive program that provides graduates with marketable skills and industry experience, and prepares them for careers in industry.
Defined by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board's 60x30 Strategic Plan as, "Those skills valued by employers that can be applied in a variety of work settings, including interpersonal, cognitive, and applied skills areas. These skills can be either primary or complementary to a major and are acquired by students through education, including curricular, co-curricular, and extracurricular activities."
Effectively articulate ideas on biological concepts via written communications and oral presentations.
Demonstrate critical thinking by using logic and reasoning to interpret scientific results.
Ability to design and conduct properly controlled experiments using modern scientific instruments and methods.
Effectively propose potential technical solutions to modern biological problems or human health challenges.
Integrate scientific knowledge and professional business concepts, principles, and ethics in the biotechnology sector.
Work collaboratively as part of a team to perform, analyze, and present scientific results and/or research outcomes.
Ability to understand research regulations and comply with all laboratory safety guidelines.
All students must meet the University requirements as outlined in the Admission to the TWU Graduate School section of the catalog.
This academic program may have additional admission criteria that must also be completed as outlined on the program's website.
Total Semester Credit Hours Required
30 Semester Credit Hours (SCH).
|BIOL 6513||Molecular Biology||3|
|BIOL 5503||Research Methods (Advanced Methods in Biology)||3|
|BIOL 5681||Seminar (taken two times)||2|
|BIOL 5711||Biotechnology Internship Seminar (taken up to four times)||4|
|BUS 5923||Global Business||3|
|BUS 5933||Business Ethics and Legal Environment||3|
|MKT 5133||Marketing Management||3|
|Electives (Biology, Business, or other approved coursework)||6|
|Plasmids as Vectors for Recombinant DNA|
|Viruses as Vectors for Recombinant DNA|
|Advanced Scientific Communication|
|Advanced Cell Biology|
|Health Care Genetics|
|Foundations in Business|
|Advanced Biochemistry I|
|Advanced Biochemistry II|