CSU East Bay
25800 Carlos Bee Blvd
Hayward, CA 94542-3000
University/Research: Single Campus
Cal State Hayward offers 46 baccalaureate degree majors, 66 minors, and master’s degrees in 29 fields, in addition to a self-designed special major. The Contra Costa campus features a curriculum that emphasizes upper division studies and graduate degree programs in a small campus environment.With a student body that hails from 81 countries, and with research, degree, and exchange programs around the world, Cal State Hayward faculty and students teach and learn in a stimulating multicultural environment. The result is a uniquely relevant and practical curriculum that engages students in the world beyond the university’s two Bay Area campuses, and which excels in preparing students for careers in the global economy. The Biotechnology Certificate Program (BCP) at Cal State Hayward was established in 1986 to meet the personnel requirements of the rapidly expanding Bay Area biotechnology industry. This nine month, 28 unit, post-baccalaureate program is staffed by research faculty from the Departments of Biological Sciences and Chemistry. The BCP is a competitive, limited enrollment program emphasizing close supervision and instruction in current theoretical and practical training in the molecular life sciences. Each course in ten weeks in length and most feature a minimum of 60 hours of hands on training. The current curriculum includes courses in protein purification and characterization, recombinant DNA techniques, DNA sequencing and analysis, cell culture methodology and polymerase chain reaction. Over the past seven years, the BCP has placed over 110 graduates in the biotechnology industry, government and academic laboratories.