Course Schedule

Course availability for the online UW Master of Science in Applied Biotechnology program varies each fall, spring, and summer. Note: course offerings are subject to change due to fluctuating enrollment.

View sample academic plans of study based on semester start date.

View UW Applied Biotechnology course descriptions.

If you are a current student, please consult with your campus adviser prior to registration.

Fall 2021

Registration/Permission numbers available: April 12, 2021
Course preview week: August 31–September 6, 2021
Semester dates: September 7–December 17, 2021

*Courses available to Applied Bioinformatics Certificate students are denoted with an asterisk.

ABT 700: Principles of Biotechnology
ABT 705: Ethics, Safety, and Regulatory Environments in Biotechnology
ABT 720: Experimental Design and Analysis in Biotechnology*
ABT 730: Python for Bioinformatics*
ABT 735: Quality Control and Validation Prerequisites: ABT 700, ABT 705, ABT 710
ABT 740: Regulatory Compliance and Regulation Prerequisites: ABT 700, ABT 705, ABT 710
ABT 750: Biotechnology Marketing and Entrepreneurship
ABT 755: Global Operations and Supply Chain Management
ABT 765: Assessing Innovation in Biotechnology Prerequisites: ABT 700
ABT 770: Product Development Prerequisites: ABT 700, ABT 715
ABT 775: Tools for Data Analysis Prerequisites: ABT 705, ABT 715
ABT 789: Pre-Capstone Prerequisites: Completion of all core courses and at least two track courses. The third track course can be taken along with 789 if necessary.
ABT 790: Capstone Prerequisites: ABT 789

Spring 2022

Registration/Permission numbers available: November 8, 2021
Course preview week: January 18–24, 2022
Semester dates: January 25–May 6, 2022

*Courses available to Applied Bioinformatics Certificate students are denoted with an asterisk.

ABT 700: Principles of Biotechnology
ABT 705: Ethics, Safety, and Regulatory Environments in Biotechnology
ABT 710: Professional and Technical Communication in Biotechnology
ABT 715: Techniques in Biotechnology Prerequisite: ABT 700
ABT 720: Experimental Design and Analysis in Biotechnology*
ABT 725: Leadership in Organizations
ABT 745 Industrial Applications in Regulatory Affairs Prerequisites: ABT 735, ABT 740
ABT 760: Quality and Project Management Prerequisites: ABT 720, ABT 725
ABT 775: Tools for Data Analysis Prerequisites: ABT 705, ABT 715
ABT 780: Bioinformatic Inquiry* Prerequisites: ABT 720, ABT 730
ABT 785: Applications of Bioinformatics* Prerequisites: ABT 720, ABT 730
ABT 789:
 Pre-Capstone Prerequisites: Completion of all core courses and at least two track courses. The third track course can be taken along with 789 if necessary.
ABT 790: Capstone Prerequisites: ABT 789

Summer 2022

Registration/Permission numbers available: March 14, 2022
Course preview week: May 24 – May 30, 2022
Semester dates: May 31 – August 12, 2022

*Courses available to Applied Bioinformatics Certificate students are denoted with an asterisk.

ABT 700: Principles of Biotechnology
ABT 710: Professional and Technical Communication in Biotechnology
ABT 715: Techniques in Biotechnology Prerequisite: ABT 700
ABT 745 Industrial Applications in Regulatory Affairs Prerequisites: ABT 735, ABT 740
ABT 760: Quality and Project Management Prerequisites: ABT 720, ABT 725
ABT 775: Tools for Data Analysis Prerequisites: ABT 705, ABT 715
ABT 789:
 Pre-Capstone Prerequisites: Completion of all core courses and at least two track courses. The third track course can be taken along with 789 if necessary.
ABT 790: Capstone Prerequisites: ABT 789

Fall 2022

Registration/Permission numbers available: April 11, 2022
Course preview week: August 30–September 5, 2022
Semester dates: September 6–December 16, 2022

*Courses available to Applied Bioinformatics Certificate students are denoted with an asterisk.

ABT 700: Principles of Biotechnology
ABT 705: Ethics, Safety, and Regulatory Environments in Biotechnology
ABT 710: Professional and Technical Communication in Biotechnology
ABT 715: Techniques in Biotechnology Prerequisite: ABT 700
ABT 720: Experimental Design and Analysis in Biotechnology*
ABT 725: Leadership in Organizations
ABT 730: Python for Bioinformatics*
ABT 735: Quality Control and Validation Prerequisites: ABT 700, ABT 705, ABT 710
ABT 740: Regulatory Compliance and Regulation Prerequisites: ABT 700, ABT 705, ABT 710
ABT 750: Biotechnology Marketing and Entrepreneurship
ABT 765: Assessing Innovation in Biotechnology Prerequisites: ABT 700
ABT 770: Product Development Prerequisites: ABT 700, ABT 715
ABT 789: Pre-Capstone Prerequisites: Completion of all core courses and at least two track courses. The third track course can be taken along with 789 if necessary.
ABT 790: Capstone Prerequisites: ABT 789

Application Deadlines

All application materials need to be completed two weeks prior to the semester start to be considered for admission.

Starting your application early will ensure you have plenty of time to gather required materials (such as transcripts, letters of recommendation, etc.), apply for financial aid, and complete the application.

Have questions about the UW Master of Science in Applied Biotechnology online program? Talk to an enrollment adviser.