College of Health Professions
Bachelor of Science, Master of Science
Center City, East Falls
1 - 2 Years
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With an ever-changing and evolving marketplace, adaptability and flexibility are paramount to success. The Jefferson Biotechnology program is designed to provide graduates with the unique ability to adapt and innovate in any research environment and product-driven industry.
Biotechnology is where life sciences and technology converge. A degree in biotechnology opens up numerous employment possibilities since practically every industry utilizes biotechnology. A biotechnology degree fosters creativity, innovation, and adaptability that is applicable to most career choices.
The Biotechnology program is STEM designated. STEM eligibility allows international students on an F-1 student status to apply for an additional 24 months of work authorization after an initial 12-month period of post-completion Optional Practical Training (OPT) in the United States, if they meet the required criteria.
Biotechnology Faculty & Students Created Thousands of Testing Kits During COVID
Biotechnologists use their skills and adaptability to help with the COVID-19 testing effort. Jefferson Biotechnology students and faculty developed and manufactured COVID-19 viral transport media collection tubes that were in extremely short supply at the start of the pandemic, in order to support Jefferson Health's ability to test the community.
- 3+2 BS/MS Dual Degree (East Falls)
- 2-Year BS
- 1-Year BS
- Combined BS/MS
Learn about the classes and schedule options available for completing your degree.
Scott Gygax, PhD
Vice Chair, Department Medical Laboratory Sciences & Biotechnology
Program Director, Biotechnology BS & MS Program
Assistant Professor Email Scott Gygax 215-503-8184