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Curriculum

If you’re interested in biotechnology as applied to the field of human medicine, our Biotechnolgoy Program may be just what you’re looking for. 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 an internship with an industry lab. 

There is no shortcut to a quality education; our faculty are active investigators conducting internationally recognized research in their respective fields. Consequently, graduates of our 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

First Year

Fall Semester Schedule:
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
GSBS 5000 Interprofessional Experience, required by week 2 0
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
GBTC 5120 Laboratory Methods 1
  Total Credit Hours: 12
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 summer session, students have the option of working in a TTUHSC lab or securing an internship position with a biotechnology-based company. The two coursework options are listed below:

SECOND YEAR - LAB OPTION

SUMMER SEMESTER SCHEDULE:
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
GBTC 7000 Research 6
  Total Credit Hours: 6
FALL SEMESTER SCHEDULE:
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
GBTC 7000 Research 9
GBTC 5199 Biotechnology Lab Report 1
Elective Elective 0-3 
  Total Credit Hours: 10-13
SPRING SEMESTER SCHEDULE:
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
GBTC 7000 Research 9
GBTC 5199 Biotechnology Lab Report 1
Elective Elective 0-3 
  Total Credit Hours: 11-14

SECOND YEAR - Industry Option

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

ELECTIVES - GBTC or other GSBS courses

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
GBTC 5340 Biology of Cancer 3
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