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    May 29, 2023  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Cell Biology Imaging and Quantification Graduate Certificate

The Cell Biology Imaging and Quantification Graduate Certificate is offered by the Biological Sciences Division. Applicants can be currently admitted to a degree program at UTK or can apply solely for the Cell Biology Imaging and Quantification Certificate. All applicants must submit the online application through the Graduate Admissions Office. The applicants are expected to have a baccalaureate degree in a natural science discipline with a minimum GPA of 3.00. Students from other disciplines may be admitted but may be required to take prerequisite courses as described in the Graduate Catalog. Recommended background knowledge includes organismal and ecological biology, cellular and molecular biology, physics, and math.

Applicants may be admitted to the certificate or complete the certificate as part of an MS or PhD.

This certificate will enable students to accomplish the following:

  • Acquire knowledge of the theoretical basis of microscopy and imaging analytical techniques used to investigate biological systems.
  • Apply knowledge of microscopy and imaging techniques to the generation of experimental data.
  • Analyze and interpret biological data generated from microscopy and imaging analytical technologies.

Campus Code

Knoxville Campus

Graduate Certificate Type


Credit Hours Required

12 graduate credit hours

Admissions Standards/Procedures

  • Applicants must meet the minimum admissions requirements of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Graduate School
  • Must apply for the certificate online through the Office of Graduate Admissions

Required courses (6 credit hours):

  • BCMB 562 Introduction to Electron Microscopy of Biological Samples  OR  BCMB 563 Principles and Applications of Optical Microscopes in Biology
  • MICR 639 Introduction to Flow Cytometry and Sorting

Elective courses (at least 6 graduate credit hours from the following list):

  • MICR 431  Advanced Immunology
  • MICR 435  Quantitative analysis of biological data3epartment of Chemistry
  • BCMB 523  Plant Growth and Development
  • BCMB 562  Introduction to Electron Microscopy of Biological Samples
  • BCMB 563  Principles and Applications of Optical Microscopes in Biology
  • BCMB 590 / MICR 590  Introduction to Membrane Biology
  • EEB 414  Plant Anatomy
  • EEB 513  Art and Organism Integrative Biology of Aesthetic Experience
  • LFSC 507  Programming for Biological Data Analysis
  • MICR 520  Microbial Pathogenesis

Non-course requirements

To receive the certificate, students must: