Data Science and Machine Learning for Biotechnology Professionals

The Data Science and Machine Learning for Biotechnology Professionals noncredit certificate program is designed for professionals from any background. The curriculum was developed in close collaboration with Genentech scientists. The program aligns with the technical needs of the biotechnology/pharmaceutical industries and is adapted for professionals in various work-life situations.

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Two students study online at SF State

Online Class Schedule

Online course dates

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About the Program

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate proficiency in the fundamentals of computer programming, data science and machine learning for biotechnology: theory, tools and techniques.
  • Demonstrate ability to synthesize computer programming, machine learning and data science concepts around the big questions in biotechnology to develop solutions to real-life problems.
  • Demonstrate effective scientific communication skills, verbal and written, to convey information to multidisciplinary audiences from different functional areas of the biotechnology field.
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Genentech Partnership

This program is offered in partnership with Genentech.

Cost and Length

Cost: $1,500 per course, $7,500 total program
Length: 10 months




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