Biotechnology Major

Biotechnology Studies is a program that focuses on the application of the biological sciences, biochemistry, and genetics to the preparation of new and enhanced agricultural, environmental, clinical, and industrial products, including the commercial exploitation of microbes, plants, and animals.

Biotechnology majors and degree programs likely include instruction in bioinformatics, gene identification, phylogenetics and comparative genomics, bioinorganic chemistry, immunoassaying, DNA sequencing, xenotransplantation, genetic engineering, industrial microbiology, drug and biologic development, enzyme-based production processes, patent law, biotechnology management and marketing, applicable regulations, and biotechnology ethics.

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Search for colleges that offer a degree in Biotechnology (use the College Search feature and enter " Biotechnology " in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.

What can you do with a major/degree in Biotechnology Studies?

In the field of Biotechnology, you can work for government agencies, clinical laboratories, or private companies. Jobs may involve research, data analysis, and consulting. The skills of a biotechnologist are in demand in many professional areas, from education to health care, to nonprofit and governmental organizations.

Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Biotechnology Studies:

Professional associations are groups of specialists dedicated to topics in particular fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.

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