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Curriculum

If you’re interested in biotechnology as applied to the field of human medicine, our Biomedical Track may be just what you’re looking for. This Track to the M.S. in Biotechnology is a 21 month curriculum that includes two semesters of coursework and a year of full time research in a Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center lab or biotechnology industry lab. A complementary track offered by Texas Tech University is also available to students with interests in non-medical areas of biotechnology. 

There is no shortcut to a quality education in biotechnology and biomedical sciences. Our faculty are all active investigators conducting internationally recognized research in their respective fields. Consequently, graduates of this program move on to the next phases in their careers with the confidence that can only come from the experience of working full time in a state-of-the-art biomedical research laboratory.

 

Biotechnology Program Course Enrollment Schedule

 

All first year students will take the same core coursework listed below during their first year in the program.
 

First Year

Fall Semester Schedule:
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
GSBS 5471 Core I:  Molecules 4
GSBS 5372 Core II:  Cells 3
GSBS 5373 Core III:  Genes 3
GSBS 5174 Core IV:  Biomedical Seminar 1
GSBS 5275 Core V:  Intro to Biomedical Research 2
  Total Credit Hours: 13
Spring Semester Schedule:
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
GBTC 6101 Biotechnology Seminar 1
GBTC 6301 Introduction to Biotechnology 3
GBTC 6202 Biomedical Informatics 2
GSBS 5101 Responsible Conduct of Research 1
GSBS 5350 Laboratory Methods in Biomedical Sciences 3
GBTC 5337 Techniques in Biotechnology 3
  Total Credit Hours: 13

Starting in the first year summer session, students have the option of working in a lab with a mentor on a project or securing an internship position with a Biotechnology company. These two coursework options are listed below:

Second year

Industry Option

Summer Semester Schedule:
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
GBTC 6001 Research 6
  Total Credit Hours 6
Fall Semester Schedule:
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
GBTC 6001 Biotechnology Internship 9
GBTC 5299 Biotechnology Final Report 2
  Total Credit Hours: 11
 Spring Semester Schedule:
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
GBTC 6001 Research 9
GBTC 5299 Biotechnology Final Report 2
  Total Credit Hours: 11

 Lab Option

Summer Semester Schedule:
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
GBTC 7000 Biotechnology Internship 6
  Total Credit Hours: 6
Fall Semester Schedule:
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
GBTC 7000 Research 9
GBTC 5299 Biotechnology Final Report 2
     
  Total Credit Hours: 11
Spring Semester Schedule:
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
GBTC 7000 Biotechnology Internship 9
GBTC 5299 Biotechnology Final Report 2
     
  Total Credit Hours: 11

SAMPLE ELECTIVES

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
GBTC 5210 The Microbiome-Role in Health and Disease 2
GBTC 5211 Biotechnology Innovation & Commercialization 2
GBTC 5330 Immunology and Immunopathology 3
GBTC 5335 Vaccines, Blood, and Biologics 3
GBTC 5338 Biochemical Methods 3
GBTC 5340 Biology of Cancer 3
GBTC 5350 Research and Molecular Pathology 3
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