Get a Certificate in Biotechnology

This Program is designed to provide training and certification of the technical skills of Majors in Biology, Marine Biology, Environmental Sciences, and Chemistry. The emphasis on mastery of these skills will make them more competitive for graduate programs and jobs in biomedical research and the biotech and pharmaceutical industries. Students with a broad and interdisciplinary training can become leaders and positive contributors to modern society.

Why get a Certificate in Biotechnology? Scientific knowledge is at a point in which we can now examine and change the genetic material that controls the structure and behaviors of living organisms. Biotechnology is revolutionizing industry, medicine, agriculture and aquaculture. A Biotechnology certificate at Roger Williams University will offer successful students a credential that will make them attractive candidates for a wide range of technical positions in industry and biomedical research.


Biology, Environmental Sciences, Marine Biology, or Chemistry Majors will be eligible for a certificate in Biotechnology by having a 3.0 GPA, filling an application, completing required courses, and an internship/research projects. Internships can be conducted in research laboratories (at academic institutions) Biotechnology companies in New England, other areas in the US, and abroad. For successful completion of the Certificate in Biotechnology students will be expected to maintain a 3.0 GPA and take a comprehensive, knowledge and laboratory evaluation test. The certificate will be conferred only in conjunction with the awarding of a bachelors degree from RWU.

For information contact Dr. Avelina Espinosa

Biotechnology Forms

Biology Graduates with Certificate in Biotechnology

15 Students have graduated with the Certificate in Biotechnology, some are at Biotech companies, in MS or PhD programs or are research technicians.

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Dr. Avelina Espinosa

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