Undergraduate Embedded Certificate in Genetics, Genomics, and Bioinformatics

Biology majors are eligible to complete certificates within Biology electives and free electives.

All certificates are subject to the following requirements:

  • Minimum 12 credits from the list of approved courses for each certificate
  • Minimum 9 credits BIOS courework
  • Minimum 9 credits of 3xxx or higher coursework
  • Maximum 6 credits of Special Topics
  • Maximum 3 credits Transfer Credit
  • Courses may not be double-counted toward more than one certificate or minor

Students declare a certificate, select and complete at least 12 credits that correspond to the desired certificate from the list below. Complete Certificate Applications must be submitted at least two weeks prior to the end of your graduating semester. The Certificate Application will be available on the Biology Majors Portal site in Canvas.

Select 12 credits from the following: 1
Cancer Biology and Biotechnology
Genomics and Applied Bioinformatics 2
Programming in Biological and Life Sciences
Epigenetics, Stem Cells, and Development
Human Evolutionary Genomics
Genetics of Complex Human Traits and Diseases
RNA Biology and Biotechnology
Molecular Biology of Microbes: Disease, Nature, and Biotechnology
Special Topics (Proteomics: Technology & Applications)
Biological Networks and Genomics
Introduction to Computing 3
Computing for Engineers 3
Introduction to Database Systems
Introduction to Computing Concepts for Bioinformatics

Students must select a minimum of 6 credits of BIOS courses. Non-BIOS courses from below may also be chosen. A maximum of 3 credits may be at the 1xxx or 2xxx level.


The course fulfilling the Quantitative Requirement cannot be applied to the Certificate; the QR may be fulfilled by BIOS 3400 or BIOS 4401 for BIOS 4150 to be applied to the certificate


The course fulfilling the Computer Science requirement cannot be applied to the Certificate; additional course(s) beyond the CS requirement may be taken toward the certificate