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Degrees & Certificates

ILLUMINA HISEQ DNA SEQUENCING

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 Profi-ciency 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

 

MEDICAL GENOMICS

The Certificate in Medical Genomics offers an unique opportunity to study DNA, from a medical perspective. SNP detection and genetic disease detection will be emphasized, along with bacterial and viral disease identification. Mastery of sample preparation, operation, and analysis of DNA using the most modern sequencers and preparatory instruments will be emphasized. Certificate of Achievement Requirements:

Dept/No. Title Units
Required Courses 
CHEM 30A Introductory General Chemistry 4
CHEM 30B Introductory Organic and Biochemistry 4
BIOL 4 Human Physiology 5
BIOSC 30 Genomics Theory 4
BIOSC 42 Mining GenBank 3
BIOSC 32 Good Laboratory Practices in Genomics 1
BIOSC 31 Practical Genomics 4
BIOSC 37 Principles of Long Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) 1
BIOSC 40 DNA Shearing Techniques for Shotgun Sequencing in Genomics 3
BIOSC 41 Microfluidic Electrophoresis 1
BIOSC 60 Pensonalized (Desk-top) Sequencing 3
BIOSC 33 Research Design in Genomics 1
BIOSC 50 Genetic Diseases 4
BIOSC 51 Medical Genomics 3
BIOSC 90 Internship in Genomics 3
BIOSC 61 Sequence Analysis Using MacVector 1
or
BIOSC 62 Methodologies in Phylogenetics Using PAUP 1
or
BIOSC 63 Introduction to Character Tracing Using MacClade 1
Total Required Units: 45