The Biotechnology degree program, which had been a part of IU's Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry Department for a while, is back in Biology.
Biotechnology, simply put, is technology based on biology. It prepares students for careers in the life sciences. Students study cellular and biomolecular processes to develop technologies and products to improve lives and our environment. In addition to the rapid advances in therapies for diseases, in diagnostics, and in improvements to agriculture products—the biotechnology industry has provided strong job growth throughout the United States.
The program offers a B.A. and B.S. in biotechnology. Students may pursue a combined B.S./M.S. to maximize research opportunities. A one-year M.S. degree is offered as well. And, a minor is available to students obtaining a degree in other fields who want exposure to this rapidly growing and highly employable field.