About the Major

Biotechnology is the application of biology knowledge and techniques to develop products that improve human health, animal health, and agriculture. You will develop a sound base of chemistry, genetics, biochemistry, and biochemical engineering together with the experience of manipulative skills essential for future research. This program develops a particular skill set, in addition to the related internships that are designed collaboratively with four of Indiana’s top life science employers (Dow AgroSciences LLC, Eli Lilly and Co., Roche Diagnostics Corp., and Baxter Pharmaceutical Solutions) to meet their employment needs in specialized areas such as molecular biology, cell culture and fermentation, and protein purification.

Quick Facts

Sample Coursework

  • Biochemistry
  • Principles of biotechnology
  • Business and regulatory practices
  • Biotechnology analytical practices
  • Cell culture and fermentation
  • Genetics and molecular biology
  • Microbiology

Possible Careers

  • Biologist*
  • Ecologist*
  • Environmentalist
  • Pharmaceutical sales representative
  • Professor*
  • Researcher

*These career options require additional training or education.

Where could I work?

  • Pharmaceutical firms
  • Research corporations
  • Environmental agencies
  • Hospitals

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Cluster

This major belongs to the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) cluster. The STEM cluster is the academic home of University College students pursuing majors in the sciences, technology, engineering, informatics, and computing. The STEM cluster partners with students on their academic advising and career plans to guide them into their degree-granting schools.

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