Earn an M.S. in Biotechnology in just 15 months

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Curriculum Plans

The M.S. in Biotechnology curriculum includes 13 units of coursework and 7.5 units of research (1000 hours over three or four quarters). Students have the option of completing the 20.5 units required for graduation in 15 months or they may enroll in our six-month co-op based industrial internship which extends the duration of the program to 21 months. Full-time students must register for at least three units for all five quarters.

 

 

 

15-Month Plan (no internship or delayed internship)

# of units
Fall

MBP Research Seminar

    .5
 

Biotechnology Laboratory

(opt out option)

   

.5

  Technology Commercialization I & II     1
  Balances and Kinetics for Bioprocessing OR Elective 1
  Molecular Biology OR Elective 1
 


    4 units
         
Winter
Critical Thinking     1
  Biotechnology Research     1.5
  Fluids and Mass Transfer for Bioprocessing OR Elective 1
  Cell Biology OR Elective 1
        4.5 units
         
Spring
Technology Commercialization III OR Regulatory 1
  Bioprocess Engineering  I     1
  Biotechnology Research     1.5
  Bioprocess Engineering Laboratory     1
        4.5 units
         
Summer
Biotechnology Research     3.5 units
         
         
2nd Fall
Bioprocess Engineering II     1
  Biotechnology Research     1
  Biochemistry OR Elective 1
  Elective     1
        4 units
     
Winter & Spring
Optional Industrial Internshio Co-op

Note: If a student declines the

delayed internship opportunity they

will complete their degree

requirements in the fall quarter

   
     
   
         
 

21-Month Internship Plan

    # of units
Fall

MBP Research Seminar

    .5
 

Biotechnology Laboratory

(opt out option)

   

.5

  Technology Commercialization I & II     1
  Balances and Kinetics for Bioprocessing OR Elective 1
  Molecular Biology OR Elective 1
 


    4 units
 


     
Winter
Critical Thinking     1
  Biotechnology Research     1.5
  Fluids and Mass Transfer for Bioprocessing OR Elective 1
  Cell Biology OR Elective 1
        4.5 units
         
Spring
Technology Commercialization III OR Regulatory 1
  Bioprocess Engineering  I     1
  Biotechnology Research     1.5
  Bioprocess Engineering Laboratory     1
        4.5 units
         
Summer   & Fall
Industrial Internship Co-op      
         
         
Winter
Biotechnology Research     2.5
  Principles of Biochemistry      OR
Elective           1
        3.5 units
           
Spring
Bioprocess Engineering II     1
  Biotechnology Research     2
  Elective     1
        4 units