A minimum of 120 credit hours is required for a Bachelor of Science, followed by 36 credits for the Master of Science in Biotechnology and Management.
Work at the interface of where science and business meet. The Mount’s MSB program provides the skills needed to advance your career in biotechnology by helping you effectively communicate with both scientists and business professionals.
Our Dual Degree Program in Biotechnology and Management is designed for students interested in careers in the biotechnology sector who want to bridge the gap between science and business.
Our 5-year dual degree program provides a five-year pathway to earning a B.S. inBiology and/or Biochemistry and a M.S. in Biotechnology and Management preparing you to apply your skills in the biotechnology industry in the areas of product development, project management, data analytics and regulatory affairs, among others.
There are two phases to the Dual Degree program:
Phase I: Students pursing the dual degree pathway will enroll at the MSMU Emmitsburg (main) campus to pursue their BS degree in either biology or biochemistry. Completion of the BS degree requires a minimum of 120 credits and fulfilling the requirements of the both the core curriculum and major. Students will apply for acceptance into the dual degree program during the fall semester of year three and begin phase II by transitioning into the MS program during year four.
Phase II: During year four, students will complete major requirements for the BS and begin course work in the Master’s program. Our flexible course format allows students on the main campus to attend graduate classes, held on our Frederick campus, either in person or via web conferencing. Full-time graduate course work combines advanced training in both science and business areas and begins in the summer between years four and five with all graduate course work offered either in person at our Frederick campus or via web conferencing.
Students interested in pursuing the 5-year dual degree will indicate their interest to their academic advisor prior to their third year. Formal application to the program will occur during phase I, in fall of the 3rd year with an application deadline of January 1. Eligible students will have a 2.75 or higher overall GPA and will have earned a C+ or higher in biochemistry and molecular and cellular biology.