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Biotech Department Overview

The Biotechnology Department and the different programs it offers have been a part of MassBay Community College since 1993. Under the coordination of Dr. Bruce Jackson, who received the prestigious and well-deserved Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring in January 2011, the Biotechnology Department has produced a total of 20 Barry M. Goldwater Scholars and has gained national media attention over the years including CBS Evening News, New York Times, Boston Globe, Chronicle of Higher Education, FOX Television, and Washington Post.


The research-based and peer-mentoring-intensive approach applied to all the programs was designed for nontraditional students and uses extensive hands-on instruction combined with unique internship experiences to confer a scientific prowess on students that competes with the same quality of 4-year colleges and even doctoral programs.