MCC develops new biotech degree

Middlesex County College (MCC), Edison, has developed a state-of-the-art biotechnology Associate of Science degree program that articulates with the Rutgers University Biotechnology Bachelor of Science degree.

MCC students who graduate with a 3.0 or higher GPA in biotechnology will be guaranteed admission into Rutgers University School of Environmental and Biological Sciences biotechnology program. The Middlesex program begins in the spring. The MCC program is directed by biology professor Uma Narayanan.

The articulation process was funded by a grant from BIO-1, a consortium of industry, workforce investment boards, colleges and universities, research institutions, K-12 schools and government and nonprofit organizations.