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Want to take your science degree to the next level as you prepare for graduate school or pursue a cutting-edge job? You might be interested in the Biotechnology Certificate from University of Houston-Clear Lake. Designed for ambitious science students seeking a more specific course of study than the typical minor, this certificate gives you a firm grounding in contemporary trends in biotechnology, from the laboratory to practical application in the workplace.
Increase Your Education and Advance Your Career
You can complete this undergraduate certificate along with your Bachelor of Science
degree or as a post-baccalaureate student. The lab-based curriculum includes intensive
hands-on work with molecular biology, biotechnology, environmental toxicology and
tissue culture, as well as accompanying lecture-based courses. The certificate was
developed to give you concentrated lab experience that could more effectively translate
into better lab-based jobs and graduate-level work in biomedical and biotechnology
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Deadlines for Applying
- Freshman Deadlines
Priority - July 15
Final - August 1
Priority - November 1
Final - December 1
Priority - March 1
Final (Summer Session I & II) - May 1
- International Deadlines
Priority – March 1
Final – June 1
Priority – August 1
Final – November 1
Priority – February 1
Final – April 20
Students interested in qualifying for scholarships &/or applying for visas outside the U.S. should apply and submit the application documents/test scores by the priority deadline
*International freshmen applicants will not be accepted for Summer semester.
- Transfer Deadlines
Spring 2022Priority - January 4
Final - January 14
Summer 2022Priority - May 1
Final (Summer Session I) - May 25
Final (Summer Session II) - July 1
Fall 2022Priority - August 12
Final - August 17
Accreditations and Distinctions
UHCL's Biotechnology program is the only program in Texas to offer three specializations: Molecular Biotechnology, Management, and Bioinformatics.
- Molecular Biotechnology: work as a scientist in a research lab
- Management: manage a research lab or division
- Bioinformatics: develop or utilize bioinformatics data managements tools
Biotechnology Certificate Faculty
Richard L. Puzdrowski Jr.
Associate Professor of Biology, Biotechnology and Environmental Science; Cooperative
Degree Program Advisor; and Department Chair of Biology and Biotechnology
Science and Engineering