2016-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (without addenda) 
    Jul 24, 2024  
2016-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (without addenda) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biotechnology and Entrepreneurship, M.S.

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Requirements for the Masters of Science

Students entering this program should have an undergraduate degree in a science or engineering discipline and must have taken undergraduate courses in biochemistry and cell and molecular biology. The 30-credit curriculum of this program comprises three parts:

  1. Four required courses offering a broad overview of cutting-edge areas of biotechnology: biocatalysis and biomaterials, biotechnology and health care, biosensors and biochips, biotechnology and the pharmaceuticals industry (12 credits).
  2. One required and a wide choice of elective 1.5- and 3-credit courses on technology innovation, intellectual-property management, finances, marketing, business-plan preparation and fund-raising (12 credits).
  3. Two more electives up to 6 credits or an optional project involving either technology-competition analysis and business-plan preparation or a placement in an early-stage start-up company (6 credits).

To meet graduation requirements, students must attain an overall GPA of 3.0 (average of a B) in all their courses and at least a B- in each of the required courses. Students also must take at least 15, but no more than 20, credits of Biotechnology or related courses, including 4 required courses, listed below.


Subject to advisor’s approval students can also take an elective course at other Schools of NYU. For example, Biotechnology and Entrepreneurship students can select a course at NYU Stern School of Business.


Students may take up to three Projects in Biotechnology and Entrepreneurship:


Projects in Biotechnology and Entrepreneurship count as elective courses.

Total: 30 Credits

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