Graduate Pathway in Biotechnology

General

Program Description

Students who successfully complete an INTO UAB Graduate Pathway program in Biotechnology are assured progression to a UAB graduate biotechnology degree program upon submission of additional required application materials. After successfully completing the Pathway program, you are guaranteed to enter the graduate degree program. This transition to university from an INTO program is called progression.


Degree Program Components:

2-Semester:

  • 37 credit hour program
  • 12 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 25 credit hours remaining toward a degree

1-Semester:

  • 37 credit hour program
  • 9 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 28 credit hours remaining toward a degree

Course features

  • Develop your knowledge and skills through active learning in your chosen subject area.
  • Guaranteed university placement for all successful students.
  • Adapt to studying in the US with a strong focus on study and research skills.
  • Improve your English level and develop the vocabulary for your chosen degree subject.
  • Students have the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills through internships after completing coursework.

Key course facts

  • Course length: 1-2 Semesters
  • Start dates: 2019: January, May, August; 2020: January, May
  • Fees: From $15,240
  • Class hours: 9-13 hours per week
  • Class size: 14
  • Award: International students are guaranteed admission to the Master of Science in Biotechnology program at UAB after successfully completing the Graduate Pathway in Biotechnology and meeting all progression requirements.
  • Course options:
    • 1-Semester
    • 2-Semester

Entry requirements

1-semester

  • Academic requirements: Four-year undergraduate degree in biochemistry, biology, biotechnology, chemistry, engineering, mathematics, physics, psychology, sociology. 2.5 undergraduate GPA.
  • English language requirements: TOEFL iBT 80, IELTS 6.5, PTEA 53, or IELA 176.
  • Age requirements: 17 years and above.

2-semester

  • Academic requirements: Four-year undergraduate degree in biochemistry, biology, biotechnology, chemistry, engineering, mathematics, physics, psychology, sociology. 2.5 undergraduate GPA.
  • English language requirements: TOEFL iBT 65, IELTS 5.5, PTEA 44, Completion of Academic English Level 4, Password overall Level 6, or IELA 169.
  • Age requirements: 17 years and above.

*Please note that the prices for courses due to commence in the academic year 2019 – 2020 have not yet been confirmed. The prices that are shown for the current academic year of 2018 – 2019 will be subject to an increase of up to a maximum of 4%. As soon as the prices for 2019 – 2020 are confirmed they will be updated so please continue to check here for the most up to date information*.

Last updated September 2018

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