About The Major

Biotechnology is the application of biology knowledge and techniques to develop products that improve human health, animal health and agriculture. Students will develop a sound base of chemistry, genetics, biochemistry and biochemical engineering together with the experience of manipulative skills essential for future research. The skill set this program develops and related internships 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.

Complementing Interests




Major Possibilities

Sample Coursework

  • Biochemistry
  • Principles of Biotechnology
  • Business & Regulatory Practices
  • Biotechnology Analytical Practices
  • Cell Culture & Fermentation
  • Genetics & Molecular Biology
  • Microbiology

Possible Careers

  • Biologist*
  • Ecologist*
  • Envrionmentalist
  • Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
  • Professor*
  • Researcher

*= Career option requires additional training or education

Where Could I Work?

  • Pharmaceutical Firms
  • Research Corporations
  • Envrionmental 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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