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Biotechnology - B.S.

Kent State University
Program overview
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available

Start dates


About this program

Biotechnology - B.S.

The Bachelor of Science degree in Biotechnology is an interdisciplinary program that provides a strong academic foundation in biological sciences and chemistry, practical training in the various biotechnologies and a solid understanding of their application in industry and biomedicine. The science of biotechnology extends across many areas of biology and chemistry and provides cutting-edge technology tools for modern biology and biomedical research. The curriculum includes a research experience at Kent State and/or an internship at a biotechnology company.

Biotechnology graduates have employment opportunities in biomedical research and in the rapidly growing biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.

Admission requirements

The university affirmatively strives to provide educational opportunities and access to students with varied backgrounds, those with special talents and adult students who graduated from high school three or more years ago.

Freshman Students on the Kent Campus:

The freshman admission policy on the Kent Campus is selective. Admission decisions are based upon the following: cumulative grade point average, ACT and/or SAT scores, strength of high school college preparatory curriculum and grade trends. The Admissions Office at the Kent Campus may defer the admission of students who do not meet admissions criteria but who demonstrate areas of promise for successful college study. Deferred applicants may begin their college coursework at one of seven regional campuses of Kent State University.

Freshman Students on the Regional Campuses:

Kent State campuses at Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Geauga, Salem, Stark, Trumbull and Tuscarawas, as well as the Twinsburg Academic Center, have open enrollment admission for students who hold a high school diploma, GED or equivalent.

English Language Proficiency Requirements for International Students:

All international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning a minimum 525 TOEFL score (71 on the Internet-based version), minimum 75 MELAB score, minimum 6.0 IELTS score, minimum 48 PTE score or minimum 100 DET score; or by completing the ESL level 112 Intensive Program.

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Program content

Semester One

  • Biological Foundations (KBS) (KLAB)
  • General Chemistry I (KBS)
  • General Chemistry I Laboratory (KBS) (KLAB)
  • Analytic Geometry and Calculus I (KMCR)
  • Destination Kent State: First Year Experience

Semester Two

  • Cell Biology
  • Introduction to Biotechnology
  • General Chemistry Ii (KBS)
  • General Chemistry Ii Laboratory (KBS) (KLAB)

Kent Core Requirement

Semester Three

  • General Microbiology
  • Basic Organic Chemistry I
  • Introduction to Ethics (DIVG) (KHUM)

Foreign Language

Semester Four

  • Elements of Genetics
  • Introduction to Computer Science (KMCR)
  • General College Physics I (KBS)
  • General College Physics Laboratory I (KBS) (KLAB)

Foreign Language

Semester Five

  • Exploring Business
  • Basic Probability and Statistics
  • Medicine and Morality

Kent Core Requirement

Kent Core Requirement

General Elective

Semester Six

  • Molecular Biology
  • Introductory Biological Chemistry

Major Elective

Kent Core Requirement

Kent Core Requirement

Third Summer Term

  • Internship in Biotechnology (ELR) (or) Individual Investigation in Biotechnology (ELR)

Semester Seven

  • Seminar: Recent Developments in Biotechnology
  • Case Studies in Biotechnology (WIC)
  • Bioinformatics

Major Elective

Kent Core Requirement

Semester Eight

  • Internship in Biotechnology (ELR) (or) Individual Investigation in Biotechnology (ELR)
  • Advanced Biological Chemistry Laboratory (WIC)
  • Principles of Biochemistry II

Major Elective

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university's website for more information.



  • Tuition fees for Ohio residents: $11,587 USD per year
  • Tuition fees for residents of other states and international students: $20,463 USD per year


Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Apply knowledge and information to complex issues in biotechnology
  2. Use problem-solving and data-gathering skills to comprehend issues in biotechnology.
  3. Develop inductive reasoning and technical communications skills in the context of working in a complex group environment.
  4. Analyze scientific papers and expand skills for listening to and critiquing scientific seminars based on the literature or current research.
  5. Effectively communicate scientific information.
  6. Develop collaborative working relationships with research mentors and laboratory members.

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Kent State University

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Kent State University

800 E Summit St
44242 Kent Ohio
United States of America

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