Master of Science in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
The M.Sc. in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology is 30 credit hours that is offered both full- and part-time within the Department of Biology. Students are required to complete 24 credit hours of coursework in addition to 6 credit hours assigned to research and a completion of a M.Sc. thesis. The coursework includes 2 credit hours of College of Science requirements (Ethics, Research Methods), 12 credit hours of 4 core Molecular Biology and Biotechnology courses in addition to 10 credit hours of intercollege (College of Science and College of Medicine and Health Sciences) elective courses that allows the student to specialize in any specific topic related to Molecular Biology and/or Biotechnology. Students can take up to 6 credit hours of elective courses offered by the CMHS. Student progress is overseen by a research supervisor (and co-supervisors) and a thesis defense committee. The program is a fee-based program open for all students who meet the entry requirements.
- Develop proficiency of basic concepts in cellular and molecular biology, ecology and environmental sciences, and general biology.
- Foster teamwork and improve oral and communication skills.
- Foster a student-oriented research program that results in professional publications.
- Embrace student-oriented teaching methods that nurture critical thinking abilities and apply their knowledge to solve theoretical and empirical real-life problems.
- Prepare students for future job market and careers.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate leading edge knowledge in a chosen specialized area of molecular biology and/or biotechnology
- Gain insight into the most significant and recent biotechnology and molecular-based methods used to expand the understanding of biology.
- Manage and analyze data stored in databases, familiarize with various bioinformatics analysis tools available to analyze biological data.
- Conduct scientific molecular biology and/or biotechnology research, and use quantitative methods to analyze results
- Evaluate methods and results within the field of specialization critically and ethically.
- Work independently or in a team on complex project that requires multidisciplinary collaboration
- Communicate scientific results to both experts and general audience through writing structured reports and contributions for scientific publications and posters, and by oral presentations.
Required Credit Hours :
minimum 30 hours
College of Science
Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
Electives Courses (CH. Req. 10)
|Required Course (6 hours