BSA Program Details

BioScience Academy is a two-semester, tuition supported certificate program in Applied Biotechnology specifically designed for unemployed individuals with educational and professional backgrounds in STEM and healthcare. The program provides individuals with a foundation in biomedical sciences and clinical research through academic and laboratory courses and a twelve week internship. With this training, participants can leverage their backgrounds for employment in biotech or other life science companies and institutions.

Overview of the BioScience Academy Program

  • Two semesters:  September to May
  • Certificate in Applied Biotechnology
  • Assistance with job search
  • Individual counseling: personal/academic
  • Calculators & textbooks (loaned free of charge for duration of program)


Fall Semester:   Monday through Thursday, 9 am to 3 pm (and occasional Friday’s)

  • Essential Methods in Biotech
  • Medical Terminology
  • Professional Development Seminar
  • Biotech Seminar
  •                                                      The Business of Biotech  image1

Spring Semester:

  • Full-time internship  Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm
  • One evening course 5:30-8:30pm one or two evenings/ week
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The BioScience Academy Program Schedule


September – December  (6 credits)

Students take one 4-credit course GMS BT 410 C1 Essential Methods of Biotechnology and one 2-credit course: GMS BT 104 C1 Medical Terminology, plus two non-credit seminars – Professional Development Seminar and Biotech Seminar.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9 – 11 am GMS BT 410C1 Essential Methods  –Lecture– 4 cr. course GMS BT 104C1 Medical Terminology – 2 cr. course BT 410 Essential Methods –Lecture Professional Development seminar – non-credit Special Programming
11-noon Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
Noon – 3 pm BT 410 Essential Methods – The Business of Biotech BT 410 Essential Methods – Biotech Seminar-


January – May   (6 credits)

Students take one  4-credit evening course and complete a two-credit internship (GMS BT 592 C1 Biomed Externship). In the first few weeks of the semester, some students will do a project-based internship in BSA; others will begin internships in biotech or other life science companies or medical centers.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Full-time internship 2 cr. ———- ————- ————– ————- ——–>
5:30 – 8:30 pm. One evening course (1 or 2 evenings/ week) 4 cr.