Biotechnology is the use of technology and biology - applied biology - to find solutions to problems. Career and research opportunities include animal sciences, biomedical technologies, immunology, pharmaceutics, forensics, plus marine and environmental science.
Students learn the fundamentals of biology and chemistry and gain an advanced understanding of related subfields like cellular biology, genetics, and microbiology. Students work with DNA, cells, enzymes and other biological agents in hands-on laboratory settings, and have the opportunity to work in outside laboratories as part of a summer internship program.
Graduates find employment in entry-level biotechnology positions, including jobs as manufacturing, research and lab technicians or transfer to a baccalaureate degree program.