Degree Requirements

Ten courses are required to complete the Master of Science in Biotechnology.

Prerequisite Requirement

Students without adequate organic chemistry may be admitted provisionally to take 410.302 Bio-Organic Chemistry.

Four Core Courses (for the General Degree)


Six electives – at least two electives must be science electives.


Biodefense Concentration

Biodefense Concentration Core Science Courses

Core requirements differ for this concentration*:

Biodefense Electives

Pick any three of the following:

Students who complete this concentration have the opportunity to receive a certificate in Science, Technology, and International Security by completing three additional courses. Please see the combined degree program for more information.

Biotechnology Enterprise Concentration

Biotechnology Enterprise Concentration Core Courses

Students in this concentration must complete four core science courses, two science electives, and any four of the following Enterprise courses:

Molecular Targets and Drug Discovery Technologies Concentration
Concentration in Regenerative and Stem Cell Technologies

In addition to the four core courses (Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Advanced Cell Biology I and Advanced Cell Biology II), students must complete the four concentration courses and any two electives.

Concentration courses


Any two electives

Please visit the Concentration in Regenerative and Stem Cell Technologies page.

State-specific Information for Online Programs

Note: Students should be aware of state-specific information for online programs. For more information, please contact an admissions representative.