Biotechnology

Degree:
Location: Boston

Why Biotechnology?

Improve Lives through Science: Whether your interest lies in research and development, manufacturing, testing, or quality assurance, a Bachelor of Science degree in Biotechnology can help get you on your way. 

Marked by rapidly changing technologies, techniques, and applications, biotechnology is one of the region’s most exciting and fastest-growing industries.

Built on a solid foundation of biology and chemistry, this innovative bachelor's degree program includes advanced courses in genomics, proteomics and bioinformatics, biotechnology and pharmaceutical processing, and quality control and validation, biomaterials, and more. Upon graduation, you will be equipped to pursue a career as a research associate in biotechnology or biopharma, or to launch a career in life sciences.

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What you'll study

General Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology General Requirements

University-Wide Requirement

Minimum 120 total semester hours required

Minimum 2.000 GPA required

Students must earn a minimum of 60 Northeastern University semester hours in order to receive a bachelor’s degree.

Note: Individual program requirements may exceed the above minima.

NUpath Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

Foundation Courses

37 semester hours required 

English

Complete one of the following two courses and the corresponding lab:

ENG 1105 - College Writing 1
3.00
ENG 1106 - Lab for ENG 1105
1.00
ENG 1103 - College Writing 1 for Nonnative Speakers
3.00
ENG 1104 - Lab for ENG 1103
1.00
 

Complete the following two courses and the corresponding labs:

ENG 1107 - College Writing 2
3.00
ENG 1108 - Lab for ENG 1107
1.00
ENG 3105 - Writing for the Professions: Science and Engineering
3.00
ENG 3106 - Lab for ENG 3105
1.00
 

Mathematics 

MTH 2310 - Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences
3.00
 

Biology

BIO 1100 - Principles of Biology 1
3.00
BIO 1101 - Lab for BIO 1100
1.00
BIO 1200 - Principles of Biology 2
3.00
BIO 1201 - Lab for BIO 1200
1.00
 

Chemistry

CHM 1100 - General Chemistry 1
3.00
CHM 1101 - Lab for CHM 1100
1.00
CHM 1200 - General Chemistry 2
3.00
CHM 1201 - Lab for CHM 1200
1.00

Information Technology

Choose one of the following: 

ITC 1000 - Computer Applications
3.00
ITC 2016 - End-User Data Analysis Tools
3.00
 

Philosophy

PHL 2140 - Ethical Issues in Science and Engineering
3.00
 

Major Required Courses

41 semester hours required 

Biotechnology

BTC 1300 - Introduction to Biotechnology
3.00
BTC 1301 - Lab for BTC 1300
1.00
BTC 4300 - Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Processing
3.00
BTC 4301 - Lab for BTC 4300
1.00
BTC 4450 - Quality Control and Validation Issues
3.00
 

Chemistry

CHM 2110 - Organic Chemistry 1
3.00
CHM 2111 - Lab for CHM 2110
1.00
CHM 2200 - Organic Chemistry 2
3.00
CHM 2201 - Lab for CHM 2200
1.00
CHM 2300 - Analytical Chemistry
3.00
CHM 2301 - Lab for CHM 2300
1.00
 

Biology

BIO 2100 - Microbiology
3.00
BIO 2101 - Lab for BIO 2100
1.00
BIO 2300 - Cell Biology
3.00
BIO 2500 - Genetics and Molecular Biology
3.00
BIO 2501 - Lab for BIO 2500
1.00
BIO 3100 - Biochemistry
3.00
BIO 3101 - Lab for BIO 3100
1.00
 

Capstone

BTC 4850 - Biotechnology Senior Project
3.00
 

Major Electives

Choose at least 9 semester hours from BTC and 6 semester hours from BIO, BTC, or HSC.

BIO 1600 - Human Anatomy and Physiology 1
3.00
BIO 1601 - Lab for BIO 1600
1.00
BIO 1700 - Human Anatomy and Physiology 2
3.00
BIO 1701 - Lab for BIO 1700
1.00
BTC 2700 - Cell and Tissue Culture Techniques
3.00
BTC 3300 - Technology of Biomaterials
3.00
BTC 4200 - Genomics, Proteomics, and Bioinformatics
3.00
BTC 4300 - Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Processing
3.00
HSC 1200 - Nutrition
3.00
HSC 3300 - Epidemiology
3.00
HSC 3310 - Pathophysiology
3.00
HSC 3320 - Pharmacology
3.00
 

Electives

Open electives to reach minimum credit hours for the degree.

Did You Know?

​College graduates earn 74% more than high school graduates (​Pew Research Center, 2016).

Did You Know?

38% 12-month growth in job postings in Biotechnology in just Massachusetts (MassBioEd’s 2016).

Commitment

Full-Time
Part-Time

Entry Terms

Fall
Spring
Summer

Visa Eligible

Yes


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