2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

The Master of Science in Biotechnology aims to provide you with comprehensive training in both technical and scientific skills, as well as the essential business fundamentals needed for careers in the biomedical industry, whether in a technical or management role.

To successfully complete the program, you will need to accumulate a minimum of 30 credit hours of graduate training. This will include advanced studies in life sciences, translational science (such as product development or regulatory affairs), and business skills encompassing management, marketing, and finance. Additionally, the program emphasizes the development of soft skills, such as effective communication, team building, and conflict resolution.

The M.S. in Biotechnology is specifically designed to support your professional growth in the life sciences or biomedicine fields. It serves as a solid foundation for those aiming to advance their current careers, while also preparing students for further advanced degrees in technology or biomedicine, should you choose to pursue them in the future.

It's important to note that this program follows a non-thesis Master of Science format. However, it does include a significant requirement in the form of an extensive literature-based review paper. This paper serves as an opportunity for you to demonstrate your scholarly abilities.


Program Requirements

The M.S. in Biotechnology program offers a highly comprehensive educational experience, comprising a curriculum of 30 credit hours. The program consists of 21 credit hours of required courses that form the bedrock of the curriculum. In addition to the required courses, the program offers 9 credit hours of elective courses.

Required Courses

  • BTGY 504 Regulatory Aspects of the Development of Medical Products (3 credits) 
  • BTGY 508 Biotechnology (3 credits) 
  • BTGY 509 Biotechnology Product Development (3 credits) 
  • BTGY 510 Independent Study in Biotechnology (2 credits) 
  • BTGY 512 Bioanalytical Chemistry (3 credits) 
  • BTGY 516 Cell and Molecular Biology l (3 credits) 
  • BTGY 574 Ethics in Biotechnology (1 credit) 
  • BTGY 600 Bioinformatics in Biotechnology and Medicine (3 credits)