The Master of Sciences in Biochemistry and Biotechnology (BCT) program is an advanced interdisciplinary program between the Departments of Biological Sciences, Chemistry, and Business for students interested in pursuing a career in Biochemistry and Biotechnology. Students will gain skill sets to improve products and services through molecular, chemical, biological and analytical techniques while also being trained in the fundamental business strategies to succeed in the fast paced field of biotechnology and medical services.
Students that complete BCT program will (1) demonstrate an understanding of fundamental principles and applications of laboratory techniques and instrumentation, (2) be able to critically analyze a breadth of biochemical problems and experimental results, (3) be familiar with computer applications in biochemistry and biotechnology, (4) be able to properly utilize chemical information sources, (5) be able to apply the scientific method of investigation, and (6) be able to communicate technical material effectively in speaking & writing.
The program size and design facilitates the personal development of students using the combined expertise of faculty from the Departments of Biological Sciences, Chemistry, and Business. Highly specialized techniques-based courses will train students on the most modern approaches to scientific problem solving while giving them the academic foundations they will need to succeed in the emerging national and global markets.
There is a growing need for students to gain advanced training in the theory and applications of biochemistry and biotechnology that is usually not acquired at the undergraduate level due to the interdisciplinary nature of the field. With the advancements in the medical sciences and biochemical industry, there is a growing need to train students in these advanced topics. Moreover, a knowledgebase that brings together science, business, and technology will give students the educational components to be leaders in their field.
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