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Biotechnology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #501 (ARWU) Kent, OH, United States
The Bachelor of Science degree in Biotechnology from the Kent State University 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. 
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Overview

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.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this  Biotechnology program from the Kent State University will be able to:

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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Biological Foundations
  • Cell Biology
  • General Microbiology
  • Elements of Genetics
  • Molecular Biology
  • Introductory Biological Chemistry
  • Recent Developments in Biotechnology
  • Advanced Biological Chemistry Laboratory

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    71

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  • Minimum required score:

    525

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • 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. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20007 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20007 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    20007 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20007 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    11131 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11131 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Kent

  • 1036 - 1710 USD/month
    Living Costs

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