UMUC'sMaster of Science in Biotechnology Studies program seeks to provide a thorough grounding in management and policy issues unique to the biotechnology industry. Graduates of the program, regardless of their level of prior technical education, will have a greater grasp of the technologies currently in use in the biotechnology industry. They will understand the regulatory role of federal and state governmental agencies as well as international bodies and professional groups. They will also gain a deeper understanding of the "business of biotechnology," including financial, strategic, and human resource management in the industry. Finally, graduates of the MS in biotechnology studies will have increased knowledge of bioinformatics.
This 36-credit degree program consists of seven core courses, four electives, and a capstone course. The program has a specialty track in Bioinformatics Practice Track which is designed for graduate students with interest in molecular biology and information technology. The track covers a broad range of subjects (e.g., molecular biology, biostatistics, algorithms, bioinformatics, and visualization) at the interface between these two fields.
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