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.