Graduate Certificate in Nutrition, Non-coding RNAs and Extracellular Vesicles (N2V)

Graduate Certificate in Nutrition, Non-coding RNAs and Extracellular Vesicles (N2V)Certificate, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Master of Science (M.S.)

Students can be admitted to this certificate program through the following units in conjunction with each units' existing M.S. or Ph.D. programs:

Courses identified for each core competency are listed below. To meet the certificate requirements, students need to receive a grade of B or better for a course in each of the core competencies (a total of 6 courses) or maintain a GPA of 3.0 in their graduate program.  

This certificate can be completed with or without being enrolled in an M.S. or Ph.D. program. These courses can integrated within the course requirements in the student's program of study (memorandum of courses) for a degree and do not represent additional requirements for the student's graduate degree. In other words, certificate courses taken at the University of Nebraska may count toward a graduate degree. For more information, visit:

Courses will be selected by the students in consultation with their Supervisory Committee and will take into account prior course work as well as the students' future goals.

RNA Biology
BIOS 945 RNA Biology 3
BIOS 828 PERL Programming for Biological Applications 3
BIOS 826 Systems Biology  3
BIOS 827 Practical Bioinformatics Laboratory  3
CSCE 823 Design and Analysis of Algorithms 3
Human Nutrition
NUTR 950 Integrated Principles of Human Nutrition 3
NUTR 821 Molecular Nutrition Techniques 3
NUTR 820 Molecular Nutrition 2
Cell Biology
BIOS 820 Molecular Genetics 3
BIOS 807 Biology of Cells and Organelles 3
Health and Disease
BIOC 935 Metabolic Function & Dysfunction 3
Research Ethics and Management
AGRO 803 Scientific Writing and Communication 3
BIOS 809 Professionalism 1
ENGL 887 GESL and/or Academic Research Skills 3

*Course substitutions may be requested by the student's supervisory committees. The substitution must meet the same core competency. Written requests for a substitution must be submitted by the student's advisor to the Chair of the Advisory Committee. The request must include the course name, a justification for how the suggested course meets the core competency, and a copy of the syllabus. Requests for substitution will be reviewed by the Advisory Committee. 

Associated Faculty

Janos Zempleni Willa Cather Professor of Molecular Nutrition and Director of the Nebraska Center for the Prevention of Obesity Diseases

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