Degree Requirements

Enrolled students must complete the following requirements (13 courses total)

MS in Biotechnology with a Concentration in Biodefense

Core Courses (7 total)
  • 410.601 Biochemistry
  • 410.602 Molecular Biology
  • 410.603 Advanced Cellular Biology I
  • 410.633 Introduction to Bioinformatics
  • 410.692 Biological & Chemical Threat Response and Forensics* (This class is only available on-site at the Baltimore or Rockville campus.)
  • 410.693 Science, Medicine, & Policy in Biodefense* (This class is only available on-site at the Baltimore or Rockville campus.)
  • One Laboratory Course (410.652, 410.656, 410.657, 410.658, 410.660, 410.731 or 410.752) (These classes are only available on-site at the Baltimore or Rockville campus.)

*Count towards certificate

Biodefense Electives (choose 3)
  • 410.604 Advanced Cell Biology II
  • 410.611 Vaccinology
  • 410.613 Principles of Immunology
  • 410.614 Pathogenic Bacteriology
  • 410.615 Microbiology
  • 410.616 Virology
  • 410.618 Parasitology
  • 410.620 Microbial Genetics and Physiology
  • 410.621 Agricultural Biotechnology
  • 410.631 Infectious Diseases
  • 410.632 Emerging Infectious Diseases
  • 410.636 Biology of HIV and AIDS
  • 410.639 Protein Bioinformatics
  • 410.640 Molecular Phylogenetics Techniques
  • 410.641 Clinical and Molecular Diagnostics
  • 410.645 Biostatistics
  • 410.652 Cell Culture Techniques
  • 410.655 Radiation Biology
  • 410.656 Recombinant DNA Laboratory
  • 410.658 Biodefense Laboratory Methods
  • 410.659 Advanced Recombinant DNA Laboratory
  • 410.660 Immunological Techniques in Biotechnology
  • 410.661 Methods in Proteomics
  • 410.662 Epidemiology
  • 410.666 Genomic Sequencing and Analysis
  • 410.667 Theory/Appl Immunoassays
  • 410.669 Immunology of Infectious Diseases
  • 410.671 Microarrays and Analysis
  • 410.696 Bioassay Development
  • 410.731 Bioprocessing and Scale-Up Laboratory
  • 410.752 High Throughput Screening & Automation Lab
  • 410.800 Independent Research in Biotechnology

Certificate in Science, Technology, and International Security

One course in each of the following areas: