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					BIOTECHNOLOGY CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

The Biotechnology Certificate Program is open to all FAU Biology and Chemistry Students with a GPA of 2.5 or higher and all students with a Bachelors degree in Biology or Chemistry regardless of the institution. Students in other departments who feel they may have, or will have, equivalent academic experience should contact Dr. Binninger, SC 210, (561) 297-3323 or Email address: binninge@fau.edu. There are no fees or charges associated with this program above those for normal class registrations. This program is designed to encourage and recognize students preparing for a career in biotechnology. In addition to the requirements for the bachelors’ degree sought, students must complete the following courses, or the equivalent with the indicated minimum grade. MCB 3023 -- General Microbiology -- (3 credits) MCB 3023L-- General Microbiology laboratory -- (1 credits) BSC 4403L -- Biotechnology I laboratory -- (2 credits) BSC 4405L -- Biotechnology II laboratory -- (2 credits) BCH 3103L-- Biochemistry laboratory -- (3 credits) PCB 4522 -- Molecular Genetics -- (4 credits) CBBBBC-

Once registered, students will remain registered for 2 years or until they graduate. Students in the Biotechnology Certificate Program are encouraged (but not required) to attend seminars in Biotechnology. Students who complete the Program requirements with an overall GPA of at least 2.5 and meet the grade requirements for the six courses listed above can apply to the Biotechnology Program for a Biotechnology Certificate. Completion of the Biotechnology Certificate program will be indicated on the student transcript and the Biotechnology Program will issue a Certificate. If you wish to register in the Biotechnology Certificate Program, fill out the back of this sheet and take it to the Biotechnology Office, SC 219, or visit us on our website @ (http://www.fau.edu/cmbb). Be sure to get another copy of this sheet for your records. Acknowledge you did this by signing the bottom of this sheet. If in the future you think you may be here longer than two years from now, register again. NOTE: Nothing indicating participation in this program will be seen on your transcript unless you complete the program and apply for the certificate.

APPLICATION BIOTECHNOLOGY CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
APPLICANT NAME:____________________________________________________________ APPLICANT STUDENT NUMBER:________________________________________________ APPLICANT LOCAL PHONE NUMBER:___________________________________________ APPLICANT EMAIL ADDRESS:__________________________________________________ APPLICANT LOCAL ADDRESS:__________________________________________________

DEPARTMENT & TRACK :______________________________________________________ GPA: ___________________ EXPECTED GRADUATION: ____________________________ APPLICANT SIGNATURE: ______________________________________________________ ACADEMIC ADVISOR: _________________________________________________________ Course Title
General Microbiology General Microbiology Laboratory Biotechnology I Laboratory Biotechnology II Laboratory Biochemistry Laboratory Molecular Genetics

Course Number
MCB 3023 MCB 3023L

Total Credits
3 1

Semester Taken

Grade Received

BSC 4403L PCB 4405L BCH 3103L PCB 4522

2 2 3 4

--- THE SECTION BELOW IS RESERVED FOR CERTIFICATE PERSONNEL --APPROVALS BIOTECHNOLOGY ADVISOR (IF APPLICABLE) :___________________________________ CERTIFICATE PROGRAM DIRECTOR:______________________________DATE_________