Biotechnology B.A.

Bachelor of Arts in Biotechnology (B.A.)

If you are planning to undertake non-research-oriented business or sales opportunities in the life sciences, this degree may be ideal for you. The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Biotechnology is designed for students who may want to work in areas of biotechnology that require a science background, but not in a research field. You can combine a B.A. in Biotechnology with a second degree or minor in areas such as biology, chemistry, physics, biochemistry, human biology, psychology, business, and more.

The B.A. major is tightly integrated with the needs of numerous life science businesses. The curriculum gives you rigorous training to pursue such aspects of biotechnology as pharmaceutical sales, marketing, technical writing, or data specializations. In your coursework, you learn about cells, proteins, genes, and other topics critical to careers in scientific fields.

The Biotechnology B.A. degree is designed to give you a strong background in the sciences and the communication skills needed for a career in pharmaceutical or biotechnological industries. In partnership with the IU Kelley School of Business, the B.A. curriculum contains life sciences business classes, helping you obtain knowledge and skills that are necessary in the marketing, sales, and finance areas of biotechnology.

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Graduates with degrees from the IU Biotechnology Program have gone directly into a wide variety of careers in the life sciences, as well as to graduate and professional school.

  • Biologist, Advanced Testing Laboratory
  • Senior Associate, Risk and Analytics, AvantCredit
  • Corporate Contracts Management, Baptist Health South Florida
  • Quality Assurance Associate, Baxter Healthcare
  • Life Science Sales Representative, Biomedical Solutions, Inc.
  • Senior Operations Technician, BioStorage Technologies, Inc.
  • Associate Scientist, Purification Development/QC Microbiology Assistant/Assistant Scientist, Process Development/Quality Control Stability Analytical Chemistry Assistant/Analytical Chemistry Associate, Cook Pharmica
  • Molecular Biologist, Dow AgroSciences
  • Scientist, Sterility Assurance Technology/Scientist, Technical Services/Manufacturing Science, Eli Lilly and Company
  • Next Gen Technologist, GeneDx
  • Senior Clinical Services Associate, Genoptix Biotechnologist, Geron Biomed Sdn Bhd
  • Senior Consultant, Healthcare Strategy Group
  • Project Scientist, Drosophila Genomics Resource Center/Psychiatry
  • Research Technician, Indiana University
  • Analytical Services Manager, JBS United
  • Lab Assistant III, Microbiology, Mid America Clinical Laboratories
  • Clinical Trial Research Assistant, Midwest Cardiovascular Research and Education Foundation
  • Authoring Specialist II, MSDS online
  • Laboratory Researcher, National Jewish Health
  • Research Study Assistant, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
  • Clinical Research Associate I, PAREXEL International
  • Patent Engineer, Pintas IP Group
  • Data Marketing Specialist, Stratech Scientific Ltd.
  • Technical Scientist III, Bioprocess Engineer, Takeda Pharmaceuticals Co.
  • Staff Assistant, United States Department of Agriculture
  • Knowledge Base Technical Writer, VMware
  • Scientist, 5-hour Energy
  • Process Development Associate, Cook Pharmica
  • University of Maryland Ph.D. program
  • University of California-Riverside Ph.D. program
  • Research Biologist, Cook Regentec
  • The Ohio State University Ph.D. program
  • Indiana University Medical School
  • Researcher, National Jewish Health
  • Chemist, Cargill
  • Indiana University M.S. program
  • MEDPREP, Southern Illinois School of Medicine
  • DevOps Engineer, General Motors
  • Administrative Associate, Carepoint PC
  • Academic Intern, Eli Lilly and Company
  • Laboratory Technician, Dow Agrosciences
  • Research Intern, Diablo Clinical Research
  • Associate Scientist, Cook Pharmica
  • Laboratory technician
  • Research scientist
  • Laboratory management
  • Biosafety management and training
  • Clinical trial and regulatory record keeping
  • Marketing, sales and distribution
  • Scientific communications
  • Project management
  • Personnel/human resources
  • Environmental specialist
  • Financial development
  • Information technology
  • Internships or co-op program
  • Graduate student or professional school student