Biotechnology Manufacturing

The Biotechnology Manufacturing Program is offered as an intensive format at the URI Feinstein Providence Campus and can accommodate students from all areas of Rhode Island and Southern Massachusetts. Authorities in the fields of biotechnology and biotechnology manufacturing teach cutting edge courses throughout the program. Following two semesters of a comprehensive biotechnology curriculum, students have the opportunity to complete a competitively awarded, industry-based internship at a New England area biotechnology company. This capstone experience is designed to provide practical training in biotechnology manufacturing and affords the opportunity of employment to qualified students. Following the summer internship, students who are selected for employment may finish their Bachelor of Science degrees on a reduced-time basis. Students who are not eligible for a summer internship or who choose not to apply for an internship position may complete their Bachelor of Science degrees in one of several concentrations within the department.

Approximately thirty-two credits of basic sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Microbiology, and Medical Lab Science) are to be completed during Year One of the program, in order to be considered for participation in an industry-based internship.

The following chart outlines course curricula:

Year 1– Full time at Providence Feinstein Campus

Fall creditsSpring creditsSummer credits
Principles of Biology I (BIO101/103)4Principles of Biology II (BIO102/104)4Industry-based Internship (MLS199)12
General Chemistry I (CHM101/102)4Introduction to Organic Chemistry (CHM 124/126)4..
Introductory Microbiology (MIC211 or 201)4Biotechnology Manufacturing Methods (MLS195)5..
Issues in Biotechnology (MIC190/MLS594)4Human Physiology (BIO242)3..
Introduction to URI (URI101)1Intro Clinical lab science (MLS102)1..
Total Credits45

Year 2 – Reduced time at Providence Feinstein Campus/ Kingston Campus/ Distance Learning

Fall creditsSpring creditsSummer credits
Genetics (BCH352)3Precalculus (MTH111)3Anatomy (BIO121)4
General Education3....
General Chemistry II (CHM112/114)4....
Total Credits17

Year 3 – Reduced time at Providence Feinstein Campus/ Kingston Campus/ Distance Learning

Fall creditsSpring creditsSummer credits
Immunology (MIC333)3 Molecular Biology (BCH437) 4 Physics (PHY111/185)4
General Education3 General Education 3 General Education3
General Education3 General Education 3 General Education 3
Total Credits29

Year 4 – Reduced time at Providence Feinstein Campus/ Kingston Campus/ Distance Learning

Fall creditsSpring creditsSummer credits
Biochemistry (BCH311)3Cell Biology (BIO341)3 Electives4
General Education3Pathogenic Bacteriology (MIC432)3 . .
General Education3Elective3 . .
Total Credits24
Total cumulative credits120
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There is a program fee that covers the first-year, full-time, Providence-based component that includes the required fall, spring, and summer internship semesters. The fee is the same for Rhode Island and non-Rhode Island residents. Courses taken after the first year in the reduced time component are billed at the standard URI/Providence Campus rates. For scholarship information, please call (401) 277-5071 or log onto www.uri.edu/prov/

For information contact:
Dr.Edward Bozzi
Coordinator,
Biotechnology Manufacturing Program
Providence Campus, Room 302-G
(401)277-5212
ebozzi@mail.uri.edu

Biotechnology Manufacturing Program
Biotechnology and Medical Laboratory Science Programs
Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Rhode Island,
Feinstein College of Continuing Education
80 Washington Street, Providence RI 02903

Faculty:
Greg Paquette, Ph.D., Director
Kenneth Uhnak, Ph.D, Associate Professor
Ed Bozzi, Ph.D, Associate Professor and Coordinator
Leonard Moise, Ph.D, Associate Professor