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

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

Dr. Joel Sheffield, Faculty Advisor
Juniors/Seniors, Research Questions
Biology-Life Sciences Building, Room 311

Dr. Angela Bricker, Faculty Advisor
First Year Students/Sophomore Year Students
Biology-Life Sciences Building, Room 248C

Certificate Requirements


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:

BIOL 3111Genomics in Medicine (F)3
BIOL 3112Fundamentals of Genomic Evolutionary Medicine (S)3
Genome Medicine Electives
Select two from the following: 16-8
Human Biology of Modern Populations
Human Evolutionary Genetics
Human Reproduction: Evolutionary Perspectives
Evolutionary Medicine
Evolutionary Biology
Biocultural Adaptations in Human Populations
Seminar in Human and Primate Evolution
Genetics (S)
Evolution (F)
Genomics and Infectious Disease Dynamics (F)
Human Genetics (F)
Human Evolution
Introduction to Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
Evolutionary Genetics (S)
Genomics and Evolutionary Biology of Parasites and Other Dependent Species (S)
Biology of Cancer (S)
Genomic Biology
Physical Chemistry of Biomolecules (S)
Biochemistry I
Programming in Matlab
Computer Programming in C
Program Design and Abstraction
Computational Probability and Statistics
Data Structures and Algorithms
Web Application Programming
Principles of Data Science (S)
Current Topics in Information Science & Technology
Principles of Database Systems (F)
Data-Intensive and Cloud Computing (S)
Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining
Foundations of Machine Learning (F)
Stochastic Processes in Signals and Systems
Software Tools for Engineers
Data and Computer Communication
Vertebrate Paleontology and Taphonomy (F)
Introduction to Epidemiology
Introduction to Research Methods
Health Record Documentation
Statistics and Research in Health Care
Healthcare Database Design and Development
Electronic Health Record Systems
International Classification of Diseases
Health Informatics: Infrastructure and Standards
Healthcare Data Analytics
Probability Theory I
Mathematical Statistics (S)
Numerical Analysis I (F)
Differential Equations with Computer Lab (S)
Probability Theory II (F)
Applied Mathematics (F)
Advanced Undergraduate Statistics
Neurobiology and Evolution of Social Behavior
Statistical Methods in Sociology
Global Health
Urban Health
Health and Reproduction
Data Analysis
Statistics for Engineers
Regression and Predictive Analytics
Intermediate Business Statistics
Time Series and Forecasting Models
Nonparametric and Categorical Data Analysis
Total Credit Hours12-14
(F) - Fall only course
(S) - Spring only course

Many of these courses require additional prerequisites.

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