Designed in response to a need in the biotechnology industry for individuals without a biotechnology background to obtain a strong foundation in basic biotechnology concepts and skills.
Duration of Program
Meets F1 Visa Requirements
Students enrolled in the technical graduate certificates will improve their competency and learn new practical skills enabling them to increase productivity and further contribute to their professions.
Stackable certificates consist of four or five courses totaling 12 semester hour credits.
The certificate may serve as a gateway to the MS in Biotechnology program. Individuals who successfully complete a certificate can apply to the MS in Biotechnology program and if accepted, apply all credits toward the degree program.
All courses can be performed on ground in Boston. Some can be performed entirely online.
Lab courses are delivered on ground.
Industry-aligned faculty have real-world experience.
The multi-billion-dollar biotechnology industry is diverse, growing, and filled with opportunity. Individuals with advanced scientific knowledge, intellectual flexibility, drive, and professional skills can pursue paths of innovation with the potential to meet critical healthcare and environmental challenges—and to change lives. The industry’s unparalleled growth is projected to continue in the coming years. The result is an ongoing expansion of career opportunities on every level and in every industry sector, from large pharmaceutical operations to entrepreneurial biotechnology startups.
A graduate degree, certificate, or bootcamp from Northeastern—a top-40 university—can accelerate your career through rigorous academic coursework and hands-on professional experience in the area of your interest. Apply now—and take your career to the next level.
Graduate Certificate in Biotechnology General Requirements
BIOT 5120 - Introduction to Biotechnology
BIOT 5631 - Cell Culture Processes for Biopharmaceutical Production
BIOL 6299 - Molecular Cell Biology for Biotechnology
CHEM 5620 - Protein Chemistry
Northeastern's signature experiential learning model combines academics with professional practice to help students acquire relevant, real-world skills they can apply to their desired industry. Each program offers its own unique experiential learning opportunities, but they might include:
In-Class Case Studies—Professors integrate case studies and exercises into the classroom to bring a real-world perspective and relevance to what they’re teaching.
Research—Students collaborate with faculty in our more than 30 federally funded research centers, tackling some of the most pressing challenges in health, security, and sustainability.
Our faculty represents a wide cross-section of professional practices and in fields ranging from finance to education to biomedical science to management to the U.S. military. They serve as mentors and advisors and collaborate alongside students to solve the most pressing global challenges facing established and emerging markets.
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