Biodefense & National Security A Comprehensive Approach
MS in Biotechnology, Biodefense Concentration Admission Requirements: » Bachelor’s degree in life sciences or engineering » GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale »2 semesters of biology »2 semesters of college chemistry (preferably with labs) »2 semesters of organic chemistry (preferably with labs) Core Courses: » Biochemistry » Molecular Biology »A dvanced Cell Biology I » Introduction to Bioinformatics » Biological and Chemical Threat Response and Forensics » Science, Medicine, and Policy in Biodefense » One Laboratory course
Earn the Master of Science in Biotechnology (Biodefense concentration) and the Certificate in National Security Studies simultaneously. This comprehensive approach is a unique offering that will help facilitate students’ goals of professional advancement by providing a complementary education in both the policy language of national security and the scientific underpinnings of biodefense. Applicants to the MS in Biotechnology (Biodefense concentration) will have the option of applying at the same time to receive the Certificate in National Security Studies (NSS). Students already accepted and/or enrolled in the MS in Biotechnology (Biodefense concentration) who wish to add the Certificate in NSS as part of their program may do so by completing the application to the certificate (fee and letter of recommendation waived) while indicating their enrollment status in the Master of Science degree. Students already accepted and/or enrolled in the Certificate in NSS who wish to add the MS in Biotechnology to their program of study may do so by completing the application to the master’s degree (fee waived) while indicating their enrollment status in the certificate program.
NOTE: Students must also take three elective courses for a total of ten courses. Visit biotechnology.jhu.edu for a complete list. Certificate in National Security Studies Core Courses (choose one): » Preserving American Security in a Dangerous World, OR » American National Security in the 21st Century Sample Electives (choose two): » The Art and Practice of Intelligence » Homeland Security: Threats, Challenges and Solutions » Contemporary Terrorism and the American Response » Constitutional Issues in National Security » Foreign Policy in the Age of Global Terrorism
For more information Dr. Kristina Obom Director, Center for Biotechnology Education 301.294.7159, email@example.com Dr. Patrick Cummings Program Director, Biotechnology 410.516.4724, firstname.lastname@example.org Dr. Rameez Abbas Coordinator, Global Security Studies 202.663.5985, email@example.com
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