Columbia University’s Master of Arts in Biotechnology trains students in modern aspects of molecular biology with a particular emphasis on approaches used in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. The curriculum focuses on the basic principles of biotechnology and specific applications in various fields. The use of biotechnology to fight disease is emphasized.
Thirty (30) points of course work plus a master’s thesis are required for the MA in Biotechnology. The coursework includes three core courses, intensive laboratory experience, and elective courses selected from the Department of Biological Sciences and a variety of other departments according to the student’s specific interests. The thesis includes a review of a topic in biotechnology. The program can be completed by full-time students in one year including the summer term or at a reduced pace by part-time students.
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