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Biotechnology BS - Academic Experience

(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

Academic Opportunities

Prior to graduation, qualified Biotechnology have the following opportunities in research projects outside the classroom:

  • MT 496 Internship in Biotechnology, variable 1-12 credits, may be taken more than once by qualified biotechnology students. Student selection for internship sites is based on cumulative GPA and an interview with the prospective internship site. Although the majority of students participate in an internship, internship positions are not guaranteed. However, the faculty is committed to working to find the opportunities for qualified Biotechnology students.
  • MT 499 Independent Study, variable 1-4 credits, are available to qualified students who wish to work with faculty to identify opportunities for applied research in an academic lab setting. Laboratories at universities, including UB, can provide valuable opportunities for the application of lab-based skills before graduation.

Study Abroad

Students are encouraged to consider study abroad options to fulfill UB Curriculum and, with prior approval, Biotechnology prerequisites and electives. Most Biotechnology students will find that, with proper advisement, summer study abroad can help the student to fulfill requirements and still allow the student to complete the BS in four years. Visit the UB Study Abroad Programs website for information about study abroad and possible scholarships.

Extracurricular Activities

Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE): The goal of WiSE is to increase the recruitment, retention and success of women in science, technology, engineering and math.

Association for Pre-Medical Students

National Pre-Health Honor Society

See the UB Student Association

Honors and Awards

Awards include the Pfizer Award, the Thermo-Fisher Scientific Achievement Award, and the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Graduation Award.

Published: Jun 29, 2022 13:26:16