Genome Medicine, Certificate

The Genome Medicine certificate program is designed with maximum flexibility to accommodate students with different backgrounds and interests, including medicine, science, technology, and public health. Two core classes and 6 to 8 credits of related elective courses are required. This certificate is available to all undergraduate students and professional non-degree-seeking students.

Undergraduate Contact Information:

Dr. Allen Nicholson, Chair
Biology-Life Sciences Building, Room 255
215-204-8851

Dr. Robert Sanders, Vice Chair
Biology-Life Sciences Building, Room 347
215-204-2056

Dr. Joel Sheffield
Juniors/Seniors, Research Questions
Biology-Life Sciences Building, Room 311
215-204-8839
jbs@temple.edu

Dr. Angela Bricker
Freshmen/Sophomores
Biology-Life Sciences Building, Room 248C
215-204-8578
abricker@temple.edu

Certificate Requirements

Prerequisites

Students desiring a Certificate in Genome Medicine must have already completed the following or have equivalent industry experience:

Select one of the following:4
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry Laboratory I
Honors General Chemical Science I
and Honors Chemical Science Laboratory I (F)
Select one of the following:4
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry Laboratory II
Honors General Chemical Science II
and Honors Chemical Science Laboratory II (S)
Select one of the following:4
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
Organic Chemistry for Majors I
and Organic Majors Laboratory I (F)
Organic Chemistry for Honors I
and Organic Honors Laboratory I (F)
BIOL 2112Introduction to Biology II4
or BIOL 2912 Honors Introduction to Biology II
MATH 1022Precalculus4

Required Courses

Students desiring a Certificate in Genome Medicine must complete the following courses:

Biology
BIOL 3111Genomics in Medicine (F)3
BIOL 3112Fundamentals of Genomic Evolutionary Medicine (S)3
Genome Medicine Electives
Select two from the following:6-8
Genetics (S) 1
Evolution (F)
Genomics and Infectious Disease Dynamics (F) 2
Human Genetics (F) 3
Evolutionary Genetics (S) 3
Genomics and Evolutionary Biology of Parasites and Other Dependent Species (S) 2
Biology of Cancer (S) 4
Genomic Biology
Programming in Matlab
Computer Programming in C
Program Design and Abstraction
Numerical Analysis I (F)
Total Credit Hours12-14
(F) - Fall only course
(S) - Spring only course
1

This course requires an additional prerequisite of CHEM 2202.

2

 This course requires an additional prerequisite of BIOL 1111 and BIOL 2227.

3

 This course requires an additional prerequisite of CHEM 2202 and BIOL 2296.

4

 This course requires an additional prerequisite of CHEM 2202, BIOL 2296, and BIOL 3096.

Residency Requirements: At least 2 courses required for the certificate must be completed at Temple.