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Marked by rapidly changing technologies, techniques, and applications, biotechnology is one of the region’s most exciting and fastest-growing industries.

Built on a solid foundation of biology and chemistry, this innovative bachelor's degree program includes advanced courses in genomics, proteomics and bioinformatics, biotechnology and pharmaceutical processing, and quality control and validation, biomaterials, and more. Upon graduation, you will be equipped to pursue a career as a research associate in biotechnology or biopharma, or to launch a career in life sciences.

If you're a student from Middlesex Community College, check out the Biotechnology A2M Scholars Program. Eligible students can receive scholarships of up to $10,000 per student per year as well as a dedicated A2M support team, assistance with transportation and textbook costs, and more.

Additionally, through the BS Biotechnology/MS Biotechnology PlusOne Program, you can earn a Master of Science in Biotechnology with only one additional year of study beyond your bachelor's degree.

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For 100+ years, we’ve designed our programs with one thing in mind—your success. Explore the current program requirements and course descriptions, all designed to meet today’s industry needs and must-have skills. 

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Experiential Learning

Northeastern's signature experience-powered learning model has been at the heart of the university for more than a century. It combines world-class academics with professional practice, allowing you to acquire relevant, real-world skills you can immediately put into action in your current workplace. This makes a Northeastern education a dynamic, transformative experience, giving you countless opportunities to grow as a professional and person.

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Career Outcomes

Generally speaking, jobs in biotechnology companies, research institutions, local and state agencies, and private laboratories are expected to grow at an average to faster-than-average pace, with continued competition for basic research positions. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job opportunities in the biotechnology field are expected to be best for graduates who are well trained on equipment used in laboratories or production facilities.

What can you do with your degree?

This biotechnology program is well suited for individuals who wish to pursue a research position or launch a career in the life sciences field.        

Job titles to consider include:

  • Biological technician
  • Agriculture and food scientist
  • Medical or pharmaceutical researcher
  • Lab assistant
  • Organic substance analyst
  • Engineering technician
  • Research technician
  • Scientific associate
  • Research assistant
  • Quality control specialist

Industry-Aligned Faculty

Our industry-aligned faculty bring relevant real-world experience, knowledge, expertise, and connections that will help you achieve your career goals.

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Financial Info

The university's financial aid policies are designed to enrich our campus community by ensuring that Northeastern is affordable for all admitted students. The below cost per credit is for non-lab courses. You can find the cost per credit of lab courses by visiting our Tuition and Fees page.

Starting Fall 2023, active U.S. servicemembers and their spouses are eligible to receive an amended tuition rate of $250 per semester hour for our Bachelor Completion Programs through the College of Professional Studies. Northeastern is committed to making education within reach and affordable for our military-affiliated students. To learn more, visit our Fund Your Education page.

  • $541 Cost Per Credit
  • $10.2K Avg Institutional Aid
  • 45% % Receiving Aid
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