Graduate Certificate

Gradute Certificate

Professional Molecular Sciences Graduate Certificate

WSU’s Graduate Certificate in Professional Molecular Sciences is designed for currently enrolled WSU graduate students who are interested in gaining knowledge in molecular biosciences and professional skills areas.  The program combines in-depth instruction in molecular biosciences with training in valuable professional skills including management, ethics, and business.

The 12-credit certificate has six required and six elective credits.  Topics include molecular and cell biology, biochemistry, and medical genetics; elective topics include ethics, communications, business, and management. 

Courses are online and on the Pullman campus.  Students must be simultaneously enrolled in a graduate program at WSU.

This certificate is ideal for any student interested in specific professional aspects of science.  

    Admission Requirements

    If you have questions about the program, please contact the graduate academic coordinator at smbgrad.wsu.edu.

    Program of Study 

    Courses are online or can be taken on the Pullman campus.

     Course # Course Title Credits
     Required Science Course
     MBIOS 503Advanced Molecular Biology I 3 credits
     Other Science Courses - Choose one course
     MBIOS 501 Cell Biology 3 credits
     MBIOS 513General Biochemistry  3 credits 
     MBIOS 578Bioinformatics  3 credits 
     MBIOS 584Medical Genetics  3 credits
     Professional Courses - choose 6 credits
      One course only from any of the following five areas:
     1.  ETHICS
     PHIL 530Bioethics  2 credits 
     PHIL 532Seminar in Business Ethics 3 credits
     PHIL 535Advanced Biomedical Ethics 3 credits
     2.  COMMUNICATION
     MBIOS 580Science Information Literacy 2 credits 
     ENGL 562Writing & Rhetoric in Science & Technology  3 credits 
     ENGL 495Rhetoric of Science & Technology 3 credits
     COM 541Science Communication 3 credits 
    3.  BUSINESS FOCUS
     ENTRP 486Launching New Ventures  3 credits 
     E_M 505Finance for Technical Systems  3 credits 
     E_M 508Legal Concepts/Eng & Tech Managers 3 credits 
     4.  MANAGEMENT
     E_M 501Management of Organizations (not offered after Summer 2021)
     3 credits 
     E_M 522Leading People and Organizations (formerly Leadership, Supervision and Management)
     3 credits 
     E_M 564Project Management  3 credits
     E_M 575Managing Innovation: Strategy & Performance
     3 credits
     5.  SKILLS SEMINAR
     MBIOS 583Professional Skills Seminar 1 credit



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