Biochemical Engineering BSBchE/Biomanufacturing and Bioprocessing MBB(non-thesis)

The worlds of science and business are becoming increasingly interconnected — creating strong demand for professionals who can combine scientific and technical knowledge with business and communication skills.

In the UGA M.B.B. program, students are not only trained in aspects of microbiology, biochemistry, biochemical engineering, genetics and process development, but will be given a solid base in the business aspects of the biomanufacturing industry, including finance, supply chain issues and manufacturing practices.

The M.B.B. program has a number of industry partnerships that includes:
Broadley James
Innovative Controls
Georgia Bio
Georgia Centers of Innovation
Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits
Danimer Scientific
Boehringer Ingleheim
SmartFlow Technologies

Admission to Program

Student should apply for the B.S./M.B.B. program before the deadline during the fall semester of the third year.

To be considered for this dual degree pathway, the student must complete a College of Engineering Pathway Application (PDF) and meet the following requirements:

1) Have an overall UGA GPA of 3.0.
2) Students must have a minimum of 63 credit hours completed towards their B.S. degree.
3) Submit a Statement of Purpose indicating their research interests and career goals.
4) Provide three letters of reference. One of the letters must be from a faculty member within the School of CMB indicating that the faculty member will serve as the student’s mentor during the next academic year (senior year in Engineering). In this role, the faculty member will commit their time to helping the student start their graduate program and give them advice on potential coursework, research advisors, and research projects. By agreeing to serve as the student’s mentor, the faculty member does not guarantee funding for the student or continued advisement during their fifth year in the program.

During their senior year:
6) Students will be required to work in the faculty mentor's laboratory to gain experience and potentially begin their research program.
7) Students can, but are not required to, participate in the UGA CURO program as part of their research experience.
8) Student will apply for Admission to the Graduate Program.

What Students Need to Apply:
• College of Engineering Pathway Application (PDF)
• Resume
• Statement of Purpose (research interest and career goals)
• Unofficial Transcripts
• Letter of Support from Faculty Member Mentor


Graduate-level courses that may be used to satisfy undergraduate and graduate program requirements.

During the third/fourth year, students should select four courses in the B.S. Biochemical Engineering program to complete at the 6000-level. This includes:

• BCHE 6510 Biochemical Engineering (typically spring of third year)
• BCHE 6550 Bioprocess Design and Simulation (typically fall of fourth year)
• BCHE 6520 Design of Biochemical Separations Processes (typically fall of fourth year)
• BIOE 6780 Regulations and Ethics in Biomedical Engineering (typically fall of fourth year)

Additional requirements that are unique to this Double Dawgs program:

Additionally, students must complete the following graduate-only courses:

A) Required Courses
BCMB 6030L Bioprocess Technology
BIOS 7100 Biostatistical Applications for the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Industries
BCHE 8210 Fermentation Engineering Laboratory
BCHE 7010 Project-Focused Masters Research
ENGR 7900 Graduate Internship

B) Two of the following courses (Business Elective Courses):
ENTR 7090 Critical Design Thinking
ENTR 7310 Innovation Management
ENTR 7320 Innovative Business Projects
ENTR 7500 Introduction to Entrepreneurship
ENTR 7510 Developing Successful Business Plans
ENTR 7515 Entrepreneurship
ENTR 7525 Managing the Entrepreneurial Venture

C) Two of the following courses (Technical Elective Courses):
Track 1: Synthetic Biology
BCHE 6655 Metabolic Engineering and Synthetic Biology
BCHE 6710 Bioelectrochemical Engineering
BCHE 8610 Bioelectroanalytical Techniques
ENGR 6490 Renewable Energy Engineering
BCHE 8220 Advanced Metabolic Engineering Synthetic Biology
BCHE 8350 Sustainable Process Engineering

Track 2: Biopharmaceuticals
BCHE 6650 Animal Cell Biomanufacturing
PHAR 6030 Current Good Manufacturing Practices
BIOE 8240 Stem Cell Engineering
BIOE 8120 Regenerative Medicine, Cell Manufacturing, and Society
PHAR 6010 Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, and Device Industries

Admission to Graduate Program

Interested engineering students should apply to the M.B.B. program in the fall semester of their senior year. Two applications need to be submitted to be accepted into the program. The first application needs to be completed at the UGA graduate school. The second form is the application specific to the UGA M.B.B. Program, which can be found at:

Program Advisor

  • Name: James Kastner
  • Email:
  • Phone: 706-583-0155
  • Address: 0155D Riverbend Research Center North, 110 Riverbe

Undergraduate Major Information

  • Major: Biochemical Engineering B.S.Bch.E.
  • Department/College: Chemical, Materials, and Biomedical Engineering

Advising Contact

  • Name: James Kastner
  • Email:
  • Phone: 706-583-0155
  • Address: 0155D Riverbend Research Center North, 110 Riverbe

Additional Advising Contact

  • Name: Jeremy Wheatley
  • Email:
  • Phone: 706-542-6947
  • Address: 1258 Driftmier Engineering Center

Graduate Major Information

  • Major: Biomanufacturing and Bioprocessing M.B.B.
  • Department/College: Chemical, Materials, and Biomedical Engineering

Advising Contact

  • Name: James Kastner
  • Email:
  • Phone: 706-583-0155
  • Address: 0155D Riverbend Research Center North, 110 Riverbe