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Biology/Biotechnology Program

  • Program Overview

    With a focus on experiential learning, our biology and biotechnology program provides students with a range of career opportunities on the North Shore and in the Boston region, our nation's biotech leader.

    Program Overview

    In the post-genome era, as incredible advances have unlocked our genetic information, biotechnology has emerged as the third great technological revolution of our time, along with the Industrial and the computer/information technology revolutions before it. As a student in the biology and biotechnology program at Endicott, you'll receive cutting-edge technical training in courses and laboratory sessions that, together, provide knowledge and methodological skills in areas like:

    • Genomics
    • Bioethics
    • Molecular Biology
    • Bioinformatics.

    Whether you pursue an internship at a startup company in Endicott's STEM incubator, a nearby biotechnology company, or a hospital, opportunities are numerous. To view our internship opportunities, select the “Internships and Careers” tab atop the page.

    Discoveries and applications related to biotechnology present a multitude of career opportunities in fields such as:

    • Biotechnology
    • Pharmaceuticals
    • Research and Development
    • Health
    • Food and Nutrition
    • Energy

    Program Highlights

    • Amazing internship opportunities - startups, research universities, medical centers, and local biotech companies make for diverse options.
    • Diverse career options - work in a biotechnology or pharmaceutical company, research institute, or hospital; pursue graduate or professional school to become a doctor, physician assistant, dentist, pharmacist, or run your own research lab.
    • Outstanding facilities - teaching/research labs, computer labs, and specialized facilities that include a DNA sequencing center, tissue culture room, fluorescent microscopes, high content imaging system, chemical instrumentation, Anatomage virtual dissection table, and augmented and virtual reality simulations.
    • Incubator space - room for startup companies (including student and faculty initiatives) which provides internship opportunities.
    • Technical skills - develop biotechnology lab skills and learn how to do data analysis (e.g., statistics, bioinformatics) by coding in R.
    • Amazing guest lecturers - Sir Richard Roberts (Chief Scientific Officer at New England BioLabs and Nobel Laureate), Dr. Robert Langer (David H. Koch Institute Professor, MIT), Dr. David Mooney (Robert P. Pinkas Family Professor of Bioengineering, Harvard), Sir Richard Roberts (New England BioLabs and 1993 Nobel
      Laureate in Physiology and Medicine), Dr. Joyce Wong (Professor, Boston University), the New England BioLabs Seminar Series.
    • Active Biology/Biotechnology Club - group events, panel discussions with alumni, career events.
    • Phi Sigma Biological Sciences Honor Society - home to the National Office and President (Dr. Wong).

    Endicott's biology and biotechnology program also offers a concentration in secondary education.


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    Endicott student working in the bio lab in the academic center
  • Curriculum

    Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 129-133

    First Year - Credits: 34

    • Individual and Society General Education Requirement    (Cr. 3)
    • Free Elective (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)
    • CHE 105/105L - General Chemistry I and Lab (Cr: 4)
    • CHE 106/106L - General Chemistry II and Lab (Cr: 4)
    • ENG 111 - Critical Reading and Writing I (Cr: 3)
      Satisfies the Writing Designated Core requirement.
    • ENG 112 - Critical Reading and Writing II (Cr: 3)
      Satisfies the Writing Designated Core requirement.
    • INT 100 - Internship I (Cr: 2)
    • MTH 129 - Analysis of Functions (Pre-calculus) (Cr: 4)
      Satisfies the Quantitative Reasoning General Education Requirement
    • MTH 134 - Calculus I (Cr: 4)
      Satisfies the Quantitative Reasoning General Education Requirement

    Sophomore - Credits: 35

    • Aesthetic Awareness and Creative Expression General Education Requirement    (Cr: 3)
    • Global Issues General Education Requirement    (Cr: 3)
    • Literary Perspectives General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)
    • Biology/Biotechnology Electives    (Cr: 3-4)
    • Elective  (Cr: 3)
    • General Education Elective (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

    • Values and Ethical Reasoning General  Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)
    • World Cultures General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)
    • General Education Elective (Cr: 3)
    • Biology/Biotechnology Electives   (Cr: 6-8)
    • BIO 210 - Biostatistics (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: 30-31

    • Bio/Biotech Elective  (Cr: 3-4)
    • General Education Electives   (Cr: 6)
      (must be above the 100 level)
    • Elective  (Cr: 3)
    • BIO 480 - Semester Internship (Cr: 12)
    • BIO 489 - Senior Research (Cr: 3)
    • BIO 490 - Senior Thesis (Cr: 3)

    Biology and Biotechnology Electives

    Students must choose two courses from the following list:

    • 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 (Cr: 3)
    • BIO 301 - Regional Anatomy (Cr: 3)
    • BIO 326/326L - Immunology and Lab (Cr: 4)
    • BIO 335 - Pathophysiology (Cr: 3)
    • BIO 350 - Human Embryology and Developmental Biology (Cr: 3)
    • BIO 242 - World Disease (Cr: 3)

    Learning Outcomes

    Upon completion of the biology/biotechnology program, students will:

    • Demonstrate the critical inquiry and analysis skills needed to engage constructively in intellectual discourse within the major discipline.
    • Communicate effectively in written form within the conventions of the major discipline.
    • Design studies and conduct experiments in internship and laboratory settings that utilize appropriate and safe techniques when working in a laboratory and professional settings.
    • Apply quantitative reasoning to problems within the major discipline.
    • Demonstrate familiarity with core concepts in the major discipline: evolution; structure-function relationships; information flow, exchange, and storage; pathways and transformations of energy and matter; interconnectedness of living systems.
    • Demonstrate the ability to successfully apply and adapt curricular learning to the internship experience.

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  • Internships and Careers

    An Endicott education means you'll graduate with a degree and a resume.

    Whether you pursue graduate school or embark on your career right away after graduation, we believe that your time at Endicott will prepare you for the next step. Take a look at what our graduates have been up to lately.

    Recent Internships

    • AAV Gene Therapeutics
    • Adeptrix
    • Agenus
    • ALS Therapy Development Institute
    • Apple Valley Veterinarians
    • Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital (Milton)
    • Beverly Hospital
    • Cellanyx
    • Charles River Laboratories
    • Commonwealth Diagnostics International
    • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics
    • Dermalytica Inc.
    • Genomes2People (G2P)
    • Genomic Expression
    • Genoskin
    • Holy Family Hospital
    • J. Lyons PT
    • Lahey Hospital & Medical Center
    • Lawrence General Hospital
    • Ledgewood Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center
    • Maine Medical Center Research Institute
    • Massachusetts General Hospital
    • MassGeneral Institute for Neurodegenerative Disease (MIND)
    • Melrose-Wakefield Hospital
    • Quincy Animal Care Center
    • New England Biolabs
    • New Hampshire Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
    • Nexcelom Bioscience
    • North Shore Medical Center
    • Ocean Alliance Pediatricians Inc.
    • Stoneham Family Dentistry
    • Strauman USA LLC
    • TetraGenetics, Inc.
    • The Residence at Riverbend
    • Tufts Medical Center
    • Twin Oaks Center
    • United States Biological Life Sciences

    Alumni Employment

    • Alletess Medical Labs
    • Alliance
    • Cell Signaling Technology
    • Amgen
    • Athena Diagnostics
    • Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital
    • Biogen Idec
    • Boston Children's Hospital
    • Brigham & Women's Hospital
    • Cambridge Health
    • Claritas Genomics
    • Covidien
    • Daedalus Software
    • Dana Farber Cancer Institute
    • EMD Millipore Bioscience
    • Enzymatics
    • Finch Therapeutics
    • General Magnaplate
    • Genomic Expressions
    • IDEXX Labs
    • Novartis
    • Novo Nordisk
    • Ora, Inc.
    • Robert Koch Institute
    • Toxikon Corporation
    • seqWell
    • Seres Therapeutics
    • T2 Biosystems
    • Veritas Genetics

    Graduate School Acceptances

    • Boston College (Master's and Ph.D.)
    • Endicott College (MBA)
    • Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College
    • Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
    • Massachusetts General Hospital, Institute of Health Professions
    • Temple University (Bioinformatics)
    • Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
    • Tufts University School of Medicine
    • University of Massachusetts Medical School
    •  University of New England School of Dental Medicine