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Degrees & Certificates


The Illumina HiSeq DNA Sequencing certificate program offers a unique opportunity to study DNA. The central emphasis of this certificate is the mastery of sample preparation and operation, and analysis of DNA using the Illumina HiSeq DNA Sequencer. A Certificate of Proficiency will be awarded upon satisfactory completion of the courses specified below. The Certificate of Proficiency is not indicated on the student’s transcript.

Certificate of Proficiency Requirements:

Dept/No. Title Units
BIOSC 30 Genomics Theory 4
BIOSC 32 Good Laboratory Practices in Genomics 1
BIOSC 33 Research Design in Genomics 1
BIOSC 34 Writing for the Scientific Journal 1
BIOSC 37 Principles of Long Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) 1
BIOSC 38 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) 2
BIOSC 40 DNA Shearing Techniques for Shotgun Sequencing in Genomics 1
BIOSC 41 Microfluidic Electrophoresis 1
BIOSC 72 DNA Sequencing Using Bridge Amplification for the Illumina HiSeq 3
BIOSC 90 Internship in Genomics    1
Total Required Units: 16