Biology background? Want to get into the lab ASAP? Put theory into practice with this quick certificate. Only seven credits!
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Molecular Biology Fundamentals
Program Number: 900074CERT
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Area of Study:
Science, Math and Natural Resources
Delivery Method:
100% In Person
Estimated Time to Complete:
7 Credits | Finish in 1 year
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  • Program Overview

    This certificate is designed to provide hands-on laboratory experience in molecular biology techniques for students with a strong biology theory background who hope to pursue careers in scientific research. It includes instruction in basic lab skills as executed in a regulated workplace. Molecular biology skills emphasized include the basics of recombinant DNA technology, traditional PCR, quantitative PCR, RNA isolation, RT-PCR and primer design. An introduction to CRISPR is included.

    Program Details

    Students in the Molecular Biology Fundamentals Certificate can attend part time.

    Molecular Biology Fundamentals Certificate is offered at the Truax campus in Madison.

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  • Curriculum and Experience

    Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2024-2025 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.

    Current and newly admitted program students, go directly to your Degree Progress Report to view:

    • Progress toward your specific requirements
    • Alternative (in lieu of) courses to meet specific requirements

    If you have questions after reviewing your degree progress report (advisement report), please see Advising Services.

    First Term Course
    3 credits
    Complete one of the following courses:
    Second Term Courses
  • Admission

    To Apply

    Earning a certificate is a great way to expand your skill set, and it adds professionalism to a resume. Applications are always open, so apply today!

    International students who wish to apply for, maintain, or transfer their F-1 student visa status to Madison College are required to complete the International Admission Process.

    Fall Application Dates

    • Application open
    • Application completion deadline is October 15, 2024

    Spring Application Dates

    • Application available on September 15, 2024
    • Application completion deadline is March 15, 2025

    Admission Requirements

    All materials must be submitted by the application deadline.

    Official transcripts must be sent from the institutions you attended and indicate one of the following with a C or better:

    • Introductory Zoology (20806203)
    • Botany (20806215)
    • Cellular and Molecular Biology (20806271)

    The course requirements above can be waived by the program director if a student has comparable coursework.

    Additional Notes

    • Certificate programs are not eligible for financial aid
    • Class capacity is limited and is available on a first come, first served basis
    • Students who have already completed the certificate coursework at the time of application will receive the certificate diploma at the end of the term of application

    After Acceptance

    Once you are admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at Madison College. 


    Contact the Enrollment Center at or 608.246.6210.   

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    Apply to Madison College and take the first step towards your Molecular Biology Fundamentals career.

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