Biotechnology is the application of recent developments in technology to manipulate the genetic and biochemical characteristics of an organism so that the organism or its metabolites can be economically produced for our benefit.

Your Future Opportunities

Obtaining a major in Biotechnology prepares students for a variety of career opportunities.

Careers in this field

  • Agricultural and Food Scientist
  • Animal Scientist
  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Epidemiologist

Department of Biological Sciences

The Biotechnology program is part of the Department of Biological Sciences. 

Biotechnology, Bachelor of Science (BS)

The Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology will prepare students to have a strong understanding of the analytical and quantitative areas of science. Students will become familiar with the theory and practice of genetic engineering and biochemical processes.