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:

Edythe Anthony
Fogarty Life Science 204
(401) 456-8010
(401) 456-9793

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

Course No. Course Title Credits
BIOL 533Research Methods in Molecular Biology4
BIOL 560Graduate Seminar2
BIOL 694Directed Research4


400-level Biology Course Approved by Chair3-4
One Course from
BIOL 526Molecular Cell Physiology3
BIOL 531Mammalian Endocrinology3
BIOL 532Advanced Developmental Biology4

Total Credit Hours


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 16, 2013