For those who already work in a laboratory setting, the Certificate in Clinical Research and the Certificate in Biotechnology offer excellent opportunities to update skills and earn a professional credential without committing to a degree program. These four-course programs are designed for students who have a foundation in biology, chemistry, and math; who already hold an undergraduate degree in the sciences; or who are career changers with a degree from another field.
With the program director’s approval, students also have the option of designing their own certificate based on their interests.
To earn an undergraduate certificate, students must have sufficient education or job experience to succeed in their chosen field. Admittance to a certificate program requires submission of a résumé and an application, as well as an interview with the program director in order to determine the student’s goals and design an appropriate curriculum.
Clinical Research Certificate
As the link between the biomedical industry and the physician, a clinical research professional assists in the testing and evaluation of new drugs, devices, and procedures. The Certificate in Clinical Research trains health professionals to contribute to the design, conduct, and analysis of clinical trials.
A comprehensive list of courses, course descriptions, and requirements for the Certificate in Clinical Research can be found in the Metropolitan College Bulletin or online at www.bu.edu/met/biotech. Course schedules for specific semesters can be found on the website or in the Metropolitan College Schedule, available prior to the start of registration. See page 6 for details and registration procedures.
The Certificate in Biotechnology is an excellent option for those who wish to obtain advanced training in areas such as microbiology, molecular biology, and cell culture. The Certificate provides preparation in various protocols and hands-on laboratory skills in use at many biomedical, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology companies.
A comprehensive list of courses, course descriptions, and requirements for the Certificate in Biotechnology can be found in the Metropolitan College Bulletin or online at www.bu.edu/met/biotech. Course schedules for specific semesters can be found on the website or in the Metropolitan College Schedule, available prior to the start of registration. See page 6 for details and registration procedures.
The Certificate in Applied Biotechnology is a new 12-credit certificate for unemployed (or underemployed) Massachusetts residents eligible to participate in the day-time program for nine-month. Please visit our website.
Rachel Weiss, Biomed Counselor, and Jillian Richmond, Biomed Instructor, at BIOMED NIGHT 2010