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Biotechnology BS - Applying to the Program

(HEGIS: 04.00 BIOLOGICAL SCI UNCLASSFD, CIP: 26.1201 Biotechnology)

Department of Biotechnical and Clinical Laboratory Sciences

26 Cary Hall
South Campus
Buffalo, NY 14214-3005

Paul J. Kostyniak

Jinwoo Park
Program Director

Leah Doherty
Undergraduate Program Advisor

Associated Programs

Becoming a Biotechnology BS Student

  • Completion of all prerequisite science and math courses (some exceptions allowed).
  • Minimum GPA of 2.000 overall.
  • Minimum GPA of 2.500 in prerequisite science and math courses.
  • Submission of a departmental application and current copy of UB HUB Academic Advising report (AAR) to the department.

Most successful candidates accepted to Biotechnology exceed these minimum GPAs.

Becoming a University at Buffalo Student

Admission to UB is based on a holistic review. We consider high school average, class rank (where applicable), strength of the high school academic record and SAT or ACT scores, if applicable. UB supports SUNY’s decision to temporarily suspend SAT and ACT requirements for admissions. This temporary change of admissions eligibility requirements applies to the spring 2021, fall 2021, spring 2022, fall 2022, spring 2023, fall 2023 and spring 2024 cycles. A personal essay, recommendations, documented creative talent, demonstrated leadership, community service and special circumstances are also considered.

The following is not required for admission, but is suggested as adequate preparation for university-level coursework:

  • Four years of English (with a substantial writing component).
  • Four years of social studies.
  • Three years of college-preparatory science.
  • Three years of a second language.
  • Three years of college-preparatory mathematics.

Visit Undergraduate Admissions to learn more.

Transfer Admission to the Program

Transfer students are encouraged and welcome to meet the BCLS Undergraduate Academic Advisor for both an academic review of the transfer courses taken, as well as academic planning for future coursework, allowing a smooth transfer between schools. Many SUNY community colleges and colleges are well articulated between transfer coursework and UB for BTE prerequisites and UB Curriculum requirements. Individual meetings with the BCLS advisor can be in-person for students who can come to UB, or via email and/or telephone, for students who seek advisement and are not regionally able to come to campus.

Current UB Students Applying to the Program

An application to the BTE program is required. The deadline is January 15 for the future fall semester. An extension of this deadline is not guaranteed, but may be considered, based on space availability.

Suggested Introductory Courses

BIO 200 Evolutionary Biology
BIO 201 Cell Biology
BIO 211 Cell Biology Lab
CHE 101 General Chemistry I & CHE 113 Lab
CHE 102 General Chemistry II & CHE 114 Lab

Published: Jun 29, 2022 13:26:15