2022-2024 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (with addenda) 
    May 31, 2023  
2022-2024 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (with addenda)

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. Five 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 (15 credits).
  2. A wide choice of business and management-related elective courses (15 credits).
  3. For the electives, students may choos up to two projects involving either technology-competition analysis and business-plan preparation or a placement in an early-stage start-up company (6 of the 15 elective 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 (up to 9 credits). For example, Biotechnology and Entrepreneurship students can select a course at NYU Stern School of Business.


Students may take up to two of the three Projects in Biotechnology and Entrepreneurship options below as part of their elective requirements:


Projects in Biotechnology and Entrepreneurship count as elective courses.

Total: 30 Credits

Sample Study Plan

Here is one example of the courses a student might take.

Fall 1 Credits Spring 1 Credits
BT-GY 6023 Biotechnology and Health Care   3 BT-GY 6013 Biotechnology and the Pharmaceutical Industry   3
BT-GY 6033 Biosensors and Biochips   3 BT-GY 6043 Biocatalysis in Industry   3
MG-GY 7703 Entrepreneurship   3 MG-GY Elective 3
Fall 2 Credits Spring 2 Credits
MG-GY Elective 3 MG-GY or BT-GY Elective 3
MG-GY Elective 3    
BT-GY Elective 3    

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