Degree Requirements

The 30-credit curriculum of this program comprises 3 parts:

  1. 4 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. 1 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. 2 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 5 required Biotech courses, listed below.

Required Courses (15 Credits)

Elective Courses (6-15 Credits)

You must take courses from the list below, which will amount to at least 6 credits in total, e.g., two 3-credit or four 1.5-credit courses:


You may take up to 3 Projects in Biotechnology and Entrepreneurship:

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.