Taught course


St John's University · Institute of Biotechnology

Entry requirements

The program gives students a thorough understanding of the scientific theory and advanced laboratory research techniques vital to success in pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Students also receive valuable internship experience in this revolutionary field. Students complete a 33 credit, interdisciplinary program with courses offered by the Department of Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Pharmacy and Administrative Sciences—15 credits in a pharmaceutical biotechnology “core,” 15 credits in elective courses and a three-credit Internship in biotechnology at an approved site. Students must maintain a grade point average of at least 3.0 in the program. All courses are given in the evening. Application Requirements Applicants need to submit the following items with their admission application: •B.S. or B.A. or equivalent with a major in life sciences or physical sciences •Official transcripts reflecting a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale •Satisfactory GRE scores •A minimum of two letters of reference •Foreign-born students who have not received a U.S. degree are required to present evidence of proficiency in English such as the TOEFL test

Months of entry

January, August

Course content

Improving the Way We Live

From new medications to genetics, the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries harness biological processes to meet our society’s commercial and health-related needs.

  • Prepare for an exciting career in a vital, fast-growing field.
  • Gain the scientific and laboratory skills to conduct research that can improve lives.
  • Develop the administrative skills to advance in the biotech industry

Qualification and course duration


full time
2 years months

Course contact details

Robert Medrano