| ACADEMICS | Majors & Minors | Biotechnology
Worcester State University offers a program in biotechnology to meet the need for skilled laboratory associates in the experimental laboratory and in manufacturing facilities of the biotechnology industry. Biotechnology graduates are trained in tissue culture, molecular biology, protein purification, analytical chemistry, regulatory affairs and are eligible for internships.Graduates are qualified for careers in research and development, quality assurance, quality control, and manufacturing as well as for further (graduate) education. The biotechnology major is sponsored jointly by the Biology and Chemistry departments.Requirements for a Major in Biotechnology
Plus two major electives that include:Major Electives
And certain other BI 300, CH 300 and PY 300 level courses with departmental approval
In addition, majors are expected to complete the following ancillary courses:MA 190 Precalculus (may be waived), MA 200 Calculus I, MA 201 Calculus II or BI 203 Genetics, MA 150 Statistics, PY 221 & PY 222 General Physics I & II, or PY 241 and 242, Physics I and II, CS 120 Microcomputer Applications, EN 252 Technical Writing or EN 253 Business CommunicationsRequirements for a Major in Biotechnology and to meet the prerequisites for the Accelerated Pharmacy Program with MCPHS UniversityAll of the courses listed for a major in biotechnology plus:
Major in Biotechnology, Concentration in BioinformaticsVisit the Bioinformatics web page for requirements.
Honors Program in BiotechnologyThe Honors Program in Biotechnology is designated as a distinction bestowed on those outstanding undergraduate Biotechnology majors who have demonstrated distinct competence in overall biotechnology course work and who have completed an independent research project of substantial merit. This program offers motivated students the opportunity to develop research and communication skills in preparation for a graduate or professional career.Requirements for the Honors Program in Biotechnology
Combined BS/MS Program in BiotechnologyThe Five-Year Combined B.S./M.S. in Biotechnology is open to eligible students and consist of three graduate courses (10 credits) that count toward both degrees. These 3 courses are Biotechnology and DNA (BI 921), Tissue Culture (BI 927), and a graduate elective. Also, students begin a research project in the spring semester of the 4th (senior) year. Application requirements include a minimum of 3.0 GPA, two letters of recommendation, and submitting GRE scores.