New MCB Certificate Programs Available

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The School of MCB is excited to announce two NEW certificate programs for our students.

MCB Certificate in Microbiology

The Certificate in Microbiology option allows MCB undergraduate majors to receive recognition for completing coursework providing a foundational understanding of the discipline of microbiology at multiple levels and from multiple perspectives. Students completing the Certificate will be presented with an official certificate document and will be free to use this credential on a CV/resume or application for advanced study.

For completion of the Certificate in Microbiology, students must meet with an MCB advisor and then opt in by completing the online declaration form no later than the 10th day of their final semester. Certificate students must complete a total of at least 11 credit hours of coursework from the Approved List of Courses. One lecture course of 3 credit hours and one microbiology-focused laboratory course of at least 2 credit hours are required specifically. The remaining credit hours may come from any of the other courses on the Approved List. Students are strongly encouraged to select a diverse set of courses (e.g., one in microbial physiology or biochemistry and one in pathogenesis) with at least one that includes discussions of primary literature.

Note: All of these courses may also count toward the 15 credit hours of advanced MCB courses required for MCB majors.

MCB Certificate in Neuroscience

The Certificate in Neuroscience option allows MCB undergraduate majors to obtain recognition for completing coursework providing a foundational understanding of brain function at multiple levels of organization. Students completing the Certificate will be presented with an official certificate document and will be free to use this credential on a CV/resume or application for advanced study.

Students must opt in to the Certificate of Neuroscience by meeting with an MCB advisors and then completing the declaration form no later than the 10th day of their last semester. Twelve hours of coursework in Neuroscience is required for completion of the certificate. Courses must be chosen from the Certificate in Neuroscience Approved List of Courses. Two courses are required specifically (MCB 461 and MCB 462). The remaining 6 hours can come from any courses on the Approved List. Up to 3 hours may come from MCB 290 undergraduate research conducted in the laboratory of a Neuroscience Program (NSP) faculty member.