Students are expected to have an undergraduate degree in a science or engineering discipline and must have taken undergraduate courses in (1) biochemistry and (2) cell and molecular biology, or they may take these classes at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering. The 30-credit curriculum consists of three parts:
Five required courses in biotechnology, protein and tissue engineering, enzyme catalysis and biosensors (15 credits);
Three elective courses in biotechnology and related fields (9 credits); and
Two more elective courses or Guided Studies in Biotechnology, involving laboratory or literature work (6 credits).
To meet graduation requirements, students must attain an overall GPA of 3.0 (average of a B) in all their courses.
Subject to advisor’s approval students can also take an elective course and/or do research at other Schools of NYU (up to 9 credits). Typically, Biotechnology students choose NYU School of Medicine.
Guided Studies: up to 6 Credits
Students may optionally enroll in up to two Guided Studies courses (one per semester), which involve laboratory or literature work, as arranged with their advisers. Guided Studies courses count as elective courses.