DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

All students pursuing a master’s degree in Biochemical Engineering are required to take the following for a total of 30 credits:

  • Two (2) core courses in Biochemical Engineering (3 credits per course, 6 credits total)
  • Minimum of three (3) additional courses in Biochemical Engineering (3 credits per course, 9 credits total)
  • Maximum two (2) courses in Bioengineering (3 credits per course)
  • PLUS, the following based on whether the student is pursuing a thesis:

Thesis Option

  • Maximum three (3) bio-science courses (3 credits per course)
  • Maximum three (3) courses in Chemical Engineering (3 credits per course)
  • M.S. Thesis (6 credits)

Total Credits: 6 (core) + 9 (Biochemical Engineering) + 9 (Bio-science, Bioengineering and/or Chemical Engineering) + 6 (thesis) = 30

Non-Thesis Option

  • Maximum two (2) courses in Bioengineering (3 credits per course)
  • Maximum four (4) bio-science courses (3 credits per course)
  • Maximum four (4) courses in chemical engineering (3 credits per course)

Total Credits: 6 (core) + 9 (Biochemical Engineering) + 15 (Bio-science, Bioengineering and/or Chemical Engineering) = 30

Biochemical Engineering Course Categories

BIO 9104 - Top: Biostatistics

 

 

Dr. Zuyi (Jacky) Huang
Biochemical Engineering Graduate Studies

STUDENT PERSPECTIVES

Emily Harris, Master’s in Biochemical Engineering.

“I'm grateful to have been part of a graduate program that was small enough to allow me to interact with all of the other graduate students and all of the faculty. It helped me develop a really well-rounded approach to my research.”

Emily Harris, Associate Scientist, Janssen Pharmaceuticals

 

 

Colleen Clark, Master’s in Biochemical Engineering.

“I chose Villanova because I had a wonderful experience there as an undergraduate. There’s a great faculty to student ratio, and professors are happy to provide mentoring to their students.” 

Colleen Clark, Scientist I, Bristol-Myers Squibb

 

 

“There are a lot of pharmaceutical courses throughout the program that are in line with what I do every day. The combination of theory and the practical application in the classroom helps me to apply what I learn to what I do in the lab at work.”

Mike Weiss, Senior Associate Scientist, Janssen