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Biology and Biotechnology (B.S.)

We live in the post-genome era, as the human genome has been sequenced, unlocking our genetic information. As a result of such incredible advances, biotechnology is considered the third technological revolution and is expected to change the world as much as the industrial and the computer/IT revolutions before it. Endicott's Biology and Biotechnology program also offers a concentration in Secondary Education leading to Massachusetts state teacher licensure.

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We live in the post-genome era, as the human genome has been sequenced, unlocking our genetic information. As a result of such incredible advances, biotechnology is considered the third technological revolution and is expected to change the world as much as the industrial and the computer/IT revolutions before it. The excitement of this growing field, and the abundance of outstanding resources in the area surrounding Endicott's campus, led to the creation of a Biology and Biotechnology (Bio/Biotech) major that offers students a progressive biology education. Bio/Biotech majors receive cutting-edge technical training in courses and laboratory sessions that, together, provide knowledge and methodological skills in areas like genomics, bioethics, molecular biology, chemistry, and bioinformatics.

Discoveries and applications related to biotechnology affect society greatly, as they contribute to health, food and nutrition improvement, energy solutions, nanotechnology, environmental protection, vaccine development and bio-warfare preparedness, forensics, drug discovery, and more. The emergence of the Boston region as the nation's biotech leader, home to over 300 biotech companies, combined with the College's unique emphasis on internships, means that our Biotech majors benefit from outstanding local opportunities and experience a number of exciting career options before graduation. 

Pre-Professional Concentration: Pre-Med, Pre-Vet, and Pre-Dental courses prepare you for future studies at competitive graduate, medical, and veterinary schools.

Biology and Biotechnology Secondary Education Teacher Licensure concentration: Students electing to become middle or high school teachers can select the concentration in Secondary Education with Teacher Licensure.

Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 128-131


Freshman - Credits: 33

  • Individual and Society General Education Requirement    (Cr. 3)
BIO 102/102L - Principles of Biology I and Lab (Cr: 4)
Satisfies Science and Technology General Education Requirement
BIO 103/103L - Principles of Biology II and Lab (Cr: 4)
BIO 210 - Biostatistics (Cr: )
CHE 105/105L - General Chemistry I and Lab (Cr: 4)
CHE 106/106L - General Chemistry II and Lab (Cr: 4)
ENG 101 - College Writing Seminar (Cr: 3)
Satisfies Writing Designated Requirement
INT 100 - Internship I (Cr: 2)
LST 100 - Seminar in Academic Inquiry (Cr: 3)
MTH 135 - Calculus I (Cr: 3)
Satisfies Quantitative Reasoning General Education Requirement

Sophomore - Credits: 32-34

  • Aesthetic Awareness and Creative Expression General Education Requirement    (Cr: 3)
  • Biology/Biotechnology Electives    (Cr: 6-8)
  • Global Issues General Education Requirement    (Cr: 3)
  • Literary Perspectives General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)
BIO 225 - Introduction to Biotechnology (Cr: 3)
BIO 292/292L - Microbiology and Lab (Cr: 4)
CHE 207/207L - Organic Chemistry I and Lab (Cr: 4)
CHE 209/209L - Biochemistry and Lab (Cr: 4)
INT 200 - Internship II (Cr: 2)

Junior - Credits: 33-35

  • General Education Electives   (Cr: 6)
  • Values and Ethical Reasoning General  Requirement   (Cr: 3)
    (Satisfies Writing Designated Requirement)
  • World Cultures General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)
  • Bio/Biotech Electives   (Cr: 6-8)
  • Elective   (Cr: 3)
BIO 311/311L - Genes and Genomes and Lab (Cr: 4)
BIO 320/320L - Cell and Molecular Biology and Lab (Cr: 4)
BIO 340 - Bioinformatics (Cr: 3)
BIO 379 - Semester Internship Strategies (Cr: 1)

Senior - Credits: 30

  • General Education Electives   (Cr: 6)
    (must be above the 100 level)
  • Electives   (Cr: 6)
BIO 480 - Semester Internship (Cr: 12)
BIO 489 - Senior Thesis I (Cr: 3)
BIO 490 - Senior Thesis II (Cr: 3)

Biology and Biotechnology Electives

Students must choose three courses from the following list:

AT 215 - Exercise Physiology (Cr: 3)
BIO 201/201L - Anatomy and Physiology I and Lab (Cr: 4)
BIO 202/202L - Anatomy and Physiology II and Lab (Cr: 4)
BIO 205 - Plant Biology (Cr: 3)
BIO 226 - Marine Biology and Biotechnology (Cr: 3)
BIO 242 - World Disease (Cr: 3)
BIO 326/326L - Immunology and Lab (Cr: 4)
BIO 335 - Pathophysiology (Cr: 3)
BIO 350 - Human Embryology and Developmental Biology (Cr: 3)
CHE 208/208L - Organic Chemistry II and Lab (Cr: 4)
CHE 230 - Forensic Science (Cr: 3)
CHE 306 - Chemical Analysis and Instrumentation (Cr: 3)
ENV 220/220L - Environmental Science and Lab (Cr: 4)
ENV 338 - Energy, Sustainability, and the Environment (Cr: 3)
PE 312 - Applied Kinesiology (Cr: 3)


Practice What You Learn...
Examples of Recent Biotechnology Major Internships:
Mass. General Hospital
Cell Signaling Technology
UMass Amherst Genetics Lab
NSMC Laboratory
Concord Orthopedics


Research Science/Biomedical Engineering
DNA Forensics
Medicine: Physician,Veterinarian,
Dentist, Chiropractor, and more
Environmental Science
Genetic Counseling
Patent Law
FDA Regulatory Affairs and Clinical
Trials Coordination
Pharmaceutical Sales

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate a broad understanding of the natural and life sciences, and the roles they play in the world today.
  2. Engage in methods of scientific inquiry.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge related to emerging areas of science as well as methodological experience.
  4. Understand the importance of responsibility science.
  5. Apply learning through laboratory-based and internship-based experiences.
  6. Capitalize on the location of the campus in terms of the rapidly-evolving Greater Boston Life Sciences industry.
  7. Demonstrate relevant writing and mathematics competencies and skills.
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Dr. Jessica Kaufman
New to Endicott, Dr. Jessica Kaufman exudes a passion for mentoring young scientists and a contagious enthusiasm for cutting-edge approaches to biological research. With degrees in chemical and biomedical engineering, Dr. Kaufman has been a part of the latest scientific advancements, most recently researching biomaterials that support the enhancement and replacement of human tissue. She has extensive experience with the many ways in which technological applications - such as computer modeling - greatly increase opportunities for amazing advances in science and the medical fields, and, in both the classroom and the laboratory, she guides students through the wonders and possibilities of the biotechnology revolution. 
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