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

Field Biology Analytical Techniques Graduate Certificate

Technological advances have revolutionized the study of biological systems, enabling acquisition of interrogation of datasets of unprecedented depth and complexity. Training the research and development workforce of the future must include a solid foundation in the theory, application, and data analyses pertaining to these analytical approaches. Students with this background will be better prepared for careers in research or research-related activities in academia, government, and private sectors, including as technologists who manage core facilities, as coordinators for field research programs, and as R&D and sales representatives for biotechnology corporations.

This certificate will enable students to accomplish the following:

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

Campus Code

Knoxville Campus

Graduate Certificate Type

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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 total)

  • EEB 611  (4CR) Field Ecology
  • MICR 669 (3CR) Advanced Techniques in Field Microbiology

Elective courses (Take 6 credit hours total from the list below)

  • EEB 601  Natural History Collections Research
  • EEB 602  Field Botany
  • EEB 602  Ecosystem Ecology lab
  • EEB 602  Ecosystem Ecology
  • EEB 611 Herpetology
  • EEB 603 Diversity, Ecology & Evolution of Fishes
  • MICR 470 Microbial Ecology

Non-course Requirements

To receive the certificate, students must: