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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.
If you're a student from Middlesex Community College, check out the Biotechnology A2M Scholars Program. Eligible students can receive scholarships of up to $10,000 per student per year as well as a dedicated A2M support team, assistance with transportation and textbook costs, and more. Click here to learn more about the path from an Associate’s degree to Bachelor’s and Master’s in Biotechnology at Middlesex Community College and Northeastern.
Additionally, through the BS Biotechnology/MS Biotechnology PlusOne Program, you can earn a Master of Science in Biotechnology with only one additional year of study beyond your bachelor's degree.
For International Students
- Please refer to the application deadlines page for available intake terms.
Experiential / Co-op Opportunities
Northeastern's signature experience-powered learning model has been at the heart of the university for more than a century. It combines world-class academics with professional practice, allowing you to acquire relevant, real-world skills you can immediately put into action in your current workplace.
This makes a Northeastern education a dynamic, transformative experience, giving you countless opportunities to grow as a professional and person.
Get Set With a Custom Course Plan
Please note: The following is a sample curriculum and is subject to change. Enrolled students should reference the academic catalog for current program requirements.
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.
All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.
37 semester hours required
Complete one of the following two courses and the corresponding lab:
Complete the following two courses and the corresponding labs:
Choose one of the following:
Major Required Courses
41 semester hours required
Complete 15 semester hours from the following:
BIO, BTC, HSC, PHY
Complete a minimum of 27 semester hours to reach 120 semester hours.
Now Let's Talk Admissions
You know where you are headed and you've seen how our program will lead you there. So let's get going. Here's what you need to know before you enroll.
Application Facts – begin at our website
- No application fees
- No SATs or ACTs required
- Multiple start terms per year
- Online application – free and simple to complete
- Academic transcripts: submit one of the following
- Official high school degree or completed attestation form
- Official GED
- Official associate degree showing degree conferral and date
- Transfer credit documentation: should be submitted with your application material
- Academic transcripts from each institution you previously attended:
- Official U.S. transcripts: if you applied previously earned credit toward your earned associate degree, you must request transcripts from each institution you attended.
- Official foreign transcripts: must include English translation. We encourage you to submit a course-by-course evaluation of your diploma(s) and transcript(s)
- College-level examinations: official examination score(s)
- Military evaluation
- Academic transcripts from each institution you previously attended:
- Proof of English language proficiency: ONLY for students for whom English is not their primary language
For more information on Bachelor's Completion Admissions Requirements, please visit our Application Web Page.
Are You an International Student? Find out what additional documents are required to apply.
Admissions Details Learn more about the College of Professional Studies admissions process, policies, and required materials.
Finance Your Education The university's financial aid policies are designed to enrich our campus community by ensuring that Northeastern is affordable for all admitted students.
Military Discount Active U.S. servicemembers and their spouses are eligible to receive an amended tuition rate of $250/semester hour for our Bachelor Completion Programs. Northeastern is committed to making education within reach and affordable for our military students.
Your Head Start on a Master’s Degree
The PlusOne Accelerated Master’s Program provides motivated students with the opportunity to start earning their master’s degree while pursuing their undergraduate education. By completing the BS in Biotechnology, you can advance your learning by applying up to 16 earned semester hours (or up to 22.5 quarter hours) toward both your bachelor's and master’s degree, allowing you to receive your graduate degree one year sooner than you would with a traditional master’s program in the following fields:
- BS Biotechnology/Master of Science in Bioinformatics
- BS Biotechnology/Master of Science in Biotechnology
- BS Biotechnology/Master of Science in Regulatory Affairs
Cost and Tuition
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Avg Institutional Aid
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The deadlines below are recommended; however, admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis and applications submitted after these deadlines will still be considered for the upcoming term.
The domestic deadlines below allow time for those transferring credits. More details.
*International deadlines are only applicable if the program is F1 compliant.
Student Body Profile
Generally speaking, jobs in biotechnology companies, research institutions, local and state agencies, and private laboratories are expected to grow at an average to faster-than-average pace, with continued competition for basic research positions. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job opportunities in the biotechnology field are expected to be best for graduates who are well trained on equipment used in laboratories or production facilities.
What can you do with your degree?
This biotechnology program is well suited for individuals who wish to pursue a research position or launch a career in the life sciences field.
Job titles to consider include:
- Biological technician
- Agriculture and food scientist
- Medical or pharmaceutical researcher
- Lab assistant
- Organic substance analyst
- Engineering technician
- Research technician
- Scientific associate
- Research assistant
- Quality control specialist