Biotechnology Science

DEGREE OFFERED

M.S. in Biotechnology Science

CAMPUS OPTIONS

Main Campus (Union, NJ)

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Fall:        June 1
Spring:   December 1

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Master of Science program in Biotechnology Science at Kean University is a 34-credit interdisciplinary program designed to prepare students for research in the expanding field of biotechnology through coursework and laboratory experience. Many students attend the program part-time while working in industry, as courses are scheduled in the evenings to accommodate the working student. Graduates become proficient in state-of-the-art technologies and are prepared to seek employment/advancement in biotech/pharma or to continue their study toward the Ph.D. degree in other graduate programs in related fields.

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the University’s admission requirements:

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • 3.0 cumulative grade point average (lower GPA’s will be considered based on overall strength of application)
  • 3.0 minimum GPA in all science and math courses
  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended
  • GRE (Graduate Record Examination) scores
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Departmental interview may be required
  • Professional Resume/CV
  • Personal Statement
  • TOEFL (for applicants whose native language is not English)

Students holding degrees in disciplines other than biology or chemistry are encouraged to apply with the understanding they may be required to successfully complete the undergraduate prerequisites before becoming fully matriculated in the M.S. Biotechnology Science program.  

Prerequisite Coursework

    • Two years of college biology including either Cell Biology or Biochemistry or equivalent, two years of college chemistry, and one year of college mathematics

      PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

      • 34 credits
      • Written research project
      • Presentation of research in a public forum

      REQUIRED COURSES – 13 CREDITS

      STME 5010

      Molecular Cell Biology I

      3 credits

      STME 5240

      Molecular Cell Biology II

      3 credits

      STME 5103

      Scientific Writing & Presentation

      3 credits

      STME 5510

      or

      MATH 5505

      Biostatistics & Computational Analysis

      or

      Applied Statistical Analysis

      3 credits

      STME 5020

      Ethics in Biotechnology

      1 credit

       

      OTHER REQUIRED COURSES – 6 CREDITS

      (Students complete Plan A or B)

      Plan A – Internship/Externship

      STME 5410

      Biotech Internship/Externship or

      6 credits

      STME 5411

      Biotech Internship/Externship and

      3 credits

      STME 5412

      Biotech Internship/Externship or

      3 credits

      STME 5413

      Biotech Internship/Externship and

      2 credits

      STME 5414

      Biotech Internship/Externship and

      2 credits

      STME 5415

      Biotech Internship/Externship

      2 credits

      Plan B - Practicum

      STME 5400

      Biotechnology Research Literature Review and

      3 credits

       

      One approved graduate laboratory course from those indicated with a * in the elective courses below

      3-4 credits

       

      ELECTIVE COURSES – 15 CREDITS

      STME 5310

      Molecular Biology of Cancer

      3 credits

      STME 5140

      Cellular Techniques*

      3 credits

      STME 5370

      Human Viral Diseases

      3 credits

      STME 5300

      Advanced Cell Biology

      3 credits

      STME 5615

      Chemical Instrumentation and Analytical Techniques*

      3 credits

      STME 5620

      Advanced Chemical Instrumentation and Analytical Techniques*

      3 credits

      STME 5810

      Mass Spectrometry and Drug Discovery*

      3 credits

      STME 5245 Molecular Ecology 3 credits

      BIO 5120

      Introduction to Bioinformatics

      3 credits

      BIO 5700

      Molecular Techniques*

      4 credits

      BIO 5410

      Neurobiology

      3 credits

      BIO 5600

      Basic Pharmacology

      3 credits

      BIO 5310

      Virology*

      4 credits

      CHEM 5184

      Introduction to Molecular Modeling and It’s Applications*

      3 credits

      CHEM 5150

      Spectrometric Identification of Organic Compounds

      3 credits

      CHEM 5284

      Instrumental Methods of Analysis*

      4 credits

      CHEM 5285

      Chemical Separation Methods*

      3 credits

      MATH 5515

      Design & Analysis of Experiments

      3 credits

      MATH 5510

      Multiple Regression Analysis

      3 credits

      MATH 5630

      Introduction to Computational Science I

      3 credits

      MATH 5631

      Introduction to Computational Science II

      3 credits

      TOTAL OF 34 CREDITS TO COMPLETE PROGRAM

       

      FOR INFORMATION REGARDING APPLICATION

      Please contact one of our
      Graduate Admissions Counselors

      Program coordinator

      Dr. Salvatore Coniglio
      STEM 518B
      T. 908.737.7216
      coniglsa@kean.edu

       

      Updated 9/23/14