BS in Biotechnology

Program Format
Application Deadlines
Multiple start dates throughout the year; inquire for specifics.
Credits Required for Graduation
Based on previous work and coursework.


Program Highlights

Improve Lives through Science

Marked by rapidly changing technologies, techniques, and applications, biotechnology is one of the region’s most exciting and fastest-growing industries. 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.
Built on a solid foundation in biology and chemistry, this innovative bachelor’s degree program includes studies in biology, biotechnology, genomics, and proteomics, upstream and downstream processing, and quality control and validation. Upon graduation, you will be equipped to pursue a career as a research associate in biotechnology or to launch a career in life sciences.

Who Should Apply

Northeastern’s BS in Biotechnology Program is a degree completion program for students who have received their associates degree from a community college, or career-changers who want to update their resume or change fields. The program combines interdisciplinary training in biotechnology, biology, chemistry, physics and math with experiential learning opportunities.

Our program is designed for students with a science academic background, typically in biology or biotechnology.

Why BS in Biotechnology from Northeastern University

The experiential nature of our program is our biggest advantage. Our faculty members are from the industry with real-world experience. Students get training in business and soft-skills. Northeastern’s industry engagement is key to the success of our students.

Career Outlook

Generally speaking, jobs in biotechnology companies, pharmaceutical 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.


Scholarships of up to 25% off total program cost are available to new students who enroll and start in an eligible program in 2018. Program admissions eligibility applies and scholarship will be applied to the student account during each term of enrollment. Multiple start dates are available by program and can be accessed by clicking on the program links provided by campus below.

Eligibility for scholarships are limited to U.S. residents only. Northeastern alumni are not eligible for these specific scholarships, but are encouraged to apply for the Double Husky Scholarship as appropriate.

Scholarships | How to Apply 
In 250 words or less, describe a challenge you are facing and how a Northeastern University degree will help you overcome this to become positioned for success.

Submit essay to

Elizabeth Zulick, PhD, MPH
Assistant Teaching Professor
Faculty Lead, Life Sciences
College of Professional Studies

Applications are reviewed upon receipt and funding is limited so students are encouraged to apply at least two weeks prior to desired start term.

Program Location
San Francisco, CA

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