B.Sc. On Campus


The City University of New York

48 months
620 USD/credit 18600 USD/year
620 USD/credit 18600 USD/year
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This interdisciplinary program in Biotechnology from The City University of New York trains students in the many aspects of biotechnology, taking advantage of modern molecular biological, chemical, and biophysical tools to modify living organisms for a specific purpose (such as for drug development, improved agricultural crops, and environmental cleanup).


The core program in Biotechnology from The City University of New York provides a thorough grounding in biology, chemistry, and physics and their applications to biotechnology. Electives allow students to explore their specific interests and to prepare them for the workforce or further graduate education.

Learning outcomes 

Students gain practical experience by a required research component, which encompasses either bench science or computational research, through independent studies or honors research programs. Research mentors may come from any department in the Division of Science.

Biotechnology Major GPA Requirements

 A GPA of 3.0 or higher in the major is required to maintain Major status and for graduation. The GPA in the major is calculated from all Biotechnology major courses taken at CCNY or by ePermit. 

To declare a Biotechnology major, a student must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and have completed BIO 10100/BIO 10200, BIO 20600, CHEM 10301/CHEM10401, and MATH 20500 or MATH 20100. All required courses for the major must be passed with a grade of C or higher.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biological Foundations
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • General Chemistry
  • Elements of Calculus and Statistics
  • General Physics
  • Biomedical Ethics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Secondary School Transcripts / Official University Transcripts
  • The Freshman Application fee is $65
  • If you are on a temporary visa and educated in a non-English speaking environment, you must demonstrate proficiency in the English language by submitting one of the following test scores:
  • IELTS (Academic Level)
  • PTE (Academic level)
  • Duolingo

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 620 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • National

    18600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 620 USD per credit during 48 months.


  • Full-time $3,465/semester

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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