Oct 02, 2023  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, MS

Program Coordinator: John Stiller (N-S301A Howell Science Complex; 252-328-5443; stillerj@ecu.edu)

Program participants will develop competency in genetics, biochemistry, and basic molecular technology as preparation for employment in industry or continuation to a terminal degree program.

The degree requires a minimum of 30 s.h. as follows:


  • A minimum of 3 s.h. must come from a course that is not research problems or an internship (BIOL 6504, 6514, 6992, 6993).
  • Additional courses may be selected as electives upon approval of the graduate director and candidate’s advisor.
  • Internship credit (2-5 s.h.) can be applied toward electives credit. See below “Internship Option”.

Internship Option:

Qualified students will be encouraged to spend from six months to one year in an internship at an industrial or governmental research laboratory. From 2-5 s.h. of internship credit can be applied toward the degree.