Biotechnology Certificate

Explore How Technology Impacts the Study of Life

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 fields.
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Degree Requirements

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Deadlines for Applying

  • Freshman Deadlines
  • Fall

    Priority - February 1
    Final - August 1
    Deadline Extension for Fall 2018 - August 13

  • Spring

    Priority - September 1
    Final - December 1

  • Summer

    Priority - February 1
    Final Summer I - June 10
    Final Summer II - July 15


  • International Deadlines
  • Fall

    Priority – March 1
    Final  – June 1

  • Spring

    Priority – August 1
    Final – November 1

  • Summer

    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
  • Fall 2018
    Priority – August 13
    Final – August 27
  • Spring 2019
    Priority – January 14
    Final and Session Start – January 22
  • Summer 2019
    Priority Deadline (Summer I and II)– May 28
    Final (Summer I) – June 10
    Final (Summer II) – July 15
  • Fall 2019
    Priority - August 12
    Final and Session Start - August 26

Summer I and II Priority Application deadline for undergraduate transfer, former and non-degree seeking undergraduate/graduate students. Students who apply after this date must submit all required documentation with their paper application in the Office of Admissions and will be processed for late registration.

Locations

  University of Houston-Clear Lake
 

University of Houston-Clear Lake

2700 Bay Area Blvd
Houston, TX 77058
Phone: 281-283-7600

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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

Martha C. Ariza
Martha Ariza

Martha Ariza

Lecturer in Biotechnology,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3763
Email: Ariza@UHCL.edu
Office: B3321

Faculty Bio

Thomas Garcia
Thomas Garcia

Thomas Garcia

Assistant Professor of Biology,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3740
Email: GarciaT@UHCL.edu
Office: B3321

Faculty Bio

W. Ronald Mills
Ronald Mills

W. Ronald Mills

Professor of Biology and Chemistry,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3773
Email: mills@uhcl.edu
Office: B3531-1

Faculty Bio

Richard Puzdrowski
Richard Puzdrowski

Richard L. Puzdrowski Jr.

Associate Professor of Biology, Biotechnology, Environmental Science and Cooperative Degree Program Advisor ,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3750
Email: puzdrowski@uhcl.edu
Office: B3525- 4

Faculty Bio

M. Bazlur Rashid
Bazlur Rashid

Bazlur Rashid

Associate Professor of Biology and Biotechnology,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283 3756
Email: rashid@uhcl.edu
Office: 3525-11

Faculty Bio

Larry Rohde
Larry Rohde

Larry Rohde

Department Chair of Biological & Environmental Sciences and Associate Professor of Biology and Biotechnology ,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3743
Email: rohde@uhcl.edu
Office: B3525-6

Faculty Bio

Lory Z. Santiago-Vazquez
Lory Santiago-Vázquez

Lory Z. Santiago-Vázquez

Program Chair of Biotechnology, Associate Professor of Biology and Biotechnology,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3776
Email: santiago@uhcl.edu
Office: B3525-7

Faculty Bio

Brian Stephens
Brian Stephens

Brian Stephens

Associate Professor of Biotechnology and Biology,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3798
Email: Stephensb@UHCL.edu
Office: B3525

Faculty Bio

Carl Zhang
Chunlong Zhang

Chunlong (Carl) Zhang

Program Chair of Environmental Science and Professor of Environmental Science, Environmental Chemistry ,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3746
Email: zhang@uhcl.edu
Office: B3531

Faculty Bio