GRADUATE CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS IN BIOLOGY

Graduate biology student and faculty conducting biochemistry research in lab

The Department of Biology offers two Graduate Certificate Programs for students who initially do not wish to pursue the full Master's degree. These programs are suitable for either full- or part-time students, and include coursework primarily in one of two areas: Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology or Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology. Qualified students in a certificate program may also apply for acceptance to either the MA or the MS degree programs.

       

CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

A Certificate of Graduate Study in Biology requires:

  • A minimum of 16 credit hours of graduate courses.
  • At least three lab courses from the list associated with the subject area.
Students must maintain a minimum of a 3.0 GPA in their program courses in order to receive a certificate

A Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Biology requires:

  • A minimum of 24 credit hours of graduate courses.
  • At least four lab courses from the list associated with the subject area.
Students must maintain a minimum of a 3.0 GPA in their program courses in order to receive a certificate

Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology (CMDB)

  • BIO 7321 - Immunology
  • BIO 7322 - Immunology Lab
  • BIO 7331 - Cancer Biology
  • BIO 7555 - Molecular Ecology and Evolution
  • BIO 7950 - Special Topics in Biology
  • BIO 7960 - Advanced Topics in Biology
  • BIO 8051/52 - Advanced Bacteriology/Lab
  • BIO 8101 - Molecular Genetics
  • BIO 8151 - Molecular Cell Biology
  • BIO 8171/72 - Molecular Developmental BIO/Lab
  • BIO 8251/52 - Endocrine Physiology & Pharmacology/Lab
  • BIO 8295 - Exptl Cell/Molec Methods
  • BIO 8455 - Molecular Evolutionary Genetics
  • BIO 8555 - Neurophysiology
  • BIO 8655 - Recombinant Gene Technology
  • BIO 8705 - Virology
  • BIO 8940 - Adv Topics in Biology

Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology (EEOB)

  • BIO 7105 - Vertebrate Ecology
  • BIO 7151/52 - Biogeochemistry Lec/Lab
  • BIO 7201 - Ecosystem Ecology
  • BIO 7205 - Comparative Physiology
  • BIO 7385 - Global Change Ecology
  • BIO 7451 - Behavioral Ecology
  • BIO 7705 - Plant Ecology
  • BIO 7755 - Plant Ecophysiology
  • BIO 7905 - Eukaryotic Microbiology
  • BIO 7940 - Special Topics in Biology (EEOB)
  • BIO 7955 - Biodiversity & Systematics
  • BIO 7980 - Special Topics in Biology (EEOB)
  • BIO 8455 - Molecular Evolutionary Genetics
  • BIO 8940 - Adv Topics in Biology/Lab

General Courses

  • BIO 7805 - Biostatistics & Experimental Design
  • BIO 8205 - Imaging Technology

           

       

Ready for the Next Step?

Department of Biology
Mendel Hall Room 147
Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue, Villanova, PA 19085 
Tel: 610.519.4830

Graduate Program Director:  
Dr. Anil Bamezai

       

       

DEADLINES

February 1: For admission with funding consideration

August 1: For admission without funding for the fall

December 1: For admission without funding for the spring

May 1: For admission without funding for the summer

If you have missed a deadline, please contact Dr. Anil Bamezai to discuss your options.

Begin Your Application.

      

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