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Total Semester Hours Required: 42

Students pursuing the MS in Biotechnology with a Graduate Certificate in Engineering Leadership must complete 16 semester-hours of required GIEL coursework and 26 semester-hours of coursework in their Biotechnology discipline.

Please refer to the Biotechnology homepage for the most up-to-date course requirements and other program information.

Required GIEL Coursework

All students will be required to complete the following 16 semester-hours of Gordon Engineering Leadership coursework. Please visit the curriculum page for complete course descriptions.

ENLR 5121 Engineering Leadership 1 2
ENLR 5122 Engineering Leadership 2 2
ENLR 5131 Scientific Principles of Engineering 1 2
ENLR 5132 Scientific Principles of Engineering 2 2
ENLR 7440 Engineering Leadership Challenge Project 1 4
ENLR 7442 Engineering Leadership Challenge Project 2 4

Biotechnology Core Coursework

All students will be required to complete the following 17 semester-hours of Biotechnology core coursework in the first year of their studdies.

BIOT 5120 Introduction to Biotechnology 3
BIOT 5219 The Biotech Enterprise 2
BIOT 5631 Cell Culture Processes 3
CHEM 5620 Protein Chemistry 3
BIOL 6299 Molecular Cell Biology for Biotechnology 3
BIOT 5145 Basic Biotech Lab Skills 1

All students must choose one of the following courses to complete the Biotechnology core coursework.

BIOT 6214 Experimental Design and Biometrics 2
BIOT 6214 Experimental Design and Biostatistics 2

Biotechnology Concentration Options

Students will also select 1 of the 5 concentration options below and complete an additional 9 semester-hours of Biotechnology coursework. Molecular Biotechnology, Process Sciences, Biopharmaceutical Analytical Sciences, Pharmaceutical Technologies, or Biotechnology Enterprise.

Molecular Biotechnology

BIOT 5810 Cutting-Edge Apps in Mol Biotechnology 3
BIOT 5850 Higher Order Structure Analytics 3
BIOT 7245 Biotechnology Applications Laboratory 3

Process Sciences

BIOT 5560 Bioprocess Fundamentals 3
BIOT 5635 Downstream Processess 3
BIOT 7245 Biotechnology Applications Laboratory 3

Biopharmaceutical Analytical Sciences

CHEM 5550 Intro to Glycobiology and Glycoprotein Analytics 3
CHEM 5616 Protein Mass Spectrometry 3
BIOT 7245 Biotechnology Applications Laboratory 3

Pharmaceutical Technologies

BIOT 5700 Molecular Interactions of Proteins in Biopharma Form 3
BIOT 5640 Drug Product Processes for Biopharma 3
BIOT 7245 Biotechnology Applications Laboratory 3

Biotechnology Enterprise

BIOT 5226 Biotech Entrepreneurship 3
BIOT 5225 Managing and Leading a Biotech Company 3
BIOT 5227 Economics and Marketing for Biotech Managers 3