Coppin State University, the historically Black educational institution in Baltimore, has announced that it will offer two new master’s degree programs in STEM fields this fall.
The new master’s degree program in applied molecular biology and biochemistry is structured to provide undergraduates in biology, chemistry, or biochemistry with advanced knowledge of biochemistry and molecular biology. Students will receive cutting-edge instruction in areas of study, including infectious diseases, vision research, metabolic studies in various tissues, chemistry of biomolecules, protein engineering, and cell culture methodologies.
A new master’s degree program in polymer and materials science is designed to give students an understanding of the general phenomenon of design, synthesis, characterization, and function of polymers, specifically those classified as biomaterials, bioplastics, blended fuels, nano-materials, biomarkers, and soft polymers. Polymer and materials science enable many advanced technologies to be used to impact everyday life, such as flat-screen TV’s, lightweight aircraft panels and engines, medical devices, coatings, and paints.