College of Professional Studies
Improve Lives through Science:
Whether your interest lies in research and development, manufacturing, testing, or quality assurance, a Bachelor of Science degree in Biotechnology can help get you on your way.
- Boston Location
- Classroom Format
- Fall, Spring, Summer Entry Terms
- Yes * Meets F1 Visa Requirements
Marked by rapidly changing technologies, techniques, and applications, biotechnology is one of the region’s most exciting and fastest-growing industries.
Built on a solid foundation of biology and chemistry, this innovative bachelor's degree program includes advanced courses in genomics, proteomics and bioinformatics, biotechnology and pharmaceutical processing, and quality control and validation, biomaterials, and more. Upon graduation, you will be equipped to pursue a career as a research associate in biotechnology or biopharma, or to launch a career in life sciences.
If you're a student from Middlesex Community College, check out the Biotechnology A2M Scholars Program. Eligible students can receive scholarships of up to $10,000 per student per year as well as a dedicated A2M support team, assistance with transportation and textbook costs, and more.
Additionally, through the BS Biotechnology/MS Biotechnology PlusOne Program, you can earn a Master of Science in Biotechnology with only one additional year of study beyond your bachelor's degree.
For International Students
- Please refer to the application deadlines page for available intake terms.
Minimum 120 total semester hours required
Minimum 2.000 GPA required
Students must earn a minimum of 60 Northeastern University semester hours in order to receive a bachelor’s degree.
Note: Individual program requirements may exceed the above minima.
All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.
37 semester hours required
Complete one of the following two courses and the corresponding lab:
Complete the following two courses and the corresponding labs:
Choose one of the following:
Major Required Courses
41 semester hours required
Complete 15 semester hours from the following:
BIO, BTC, HSC, PHY
Complete a minimum of 27 semester hours to reach 120 semester hours.
Northeastern's signature experience-powered learning model has been at the heart of the university for more than a century. It combines world-class academics with professional practice, allowing you to acquire relevant, real-world skills you can immediately put into action in your current workplace. This makes a Northeastern education a dynamic, transformative experience, giving you countless opportunities to grow as a professional and person.
Generally speaking, jobs in biotechnology companies, research institutions, local and state agencies, and private laboratories are expected to grow at an average to faster-than-average pace, with continued competition for basic research positions. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job opportunities in the biotechnology field are expected to be best for graduates who are well trained on equipment used in laboratories or production facilities.
What can you do with your degree?
This biotechnology program is well suited for individuals who wish to pursue a research position or launch a career in the life sciences field.
Job titles to consider include:
- Biological technician
- Agriculture and food scientist
- Medical or pharmaceutical researcher
- Lab assistant
- Organic substance analyst
- Engineering technician
- Research technician
- Scientific associate
- Research assistant
- Quality control specialist
Our industry-aligned faculty bring relevant real-world experience, knowledge, expertise, and connections that will help you achieve your career goals.
The university's financial aid policies are designed to enrich our campus community by ensuring that Northeastern is affordable for all admitted students. The below cost per credit is for non-lab courses. You can find the cost per credit of lab courses by visiting our Tuition and Fees page.
- $541 Cost Per Credit
- $10.2K Avg Institutional Aid
- 45% % Receiving Aid