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Certificate of Graduate Studies (C.G.S.) in Modern Biological Sciences


This curriculum provides for advanced study of the biological sciences and their application in the laboratory. Designed to be completed in one year of full-time study, the program consists of 15-17 credit hours that include required and elective graduate-level course work as well as research experience.

For additional information contact:

photo of Deborah Britt Deborah Britt
Assistant Professor
(401) 456-8010 |  (401) 456-8705​​

Admission Requirements

  • A completed application form accompanied by a fifty-dollar nonrefundable application fee
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate records
  • A bachelor's degree in biology or related science including courses in genetics and cellular/molecular biology
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale in undergraduate course work.

Retention Requirement

Students must maintain a minimum overall grade point average of 3.00

Course Requirements

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Note: This is not a degree program; it is a certificate program.
Candidates who are interested in a graduate degree should investigate the M.A. program in Biology.​​​​​​

Page last updated: August 28, 2018