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 NYU SOE. 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 have an overall average of a B in all courses.