What is biotechnology?

Biotechnology is defined as technology based on biology. According to the Biotechnology Industry Organization, "Biotechnology harnesses cellular and biomolecular processes to develop technologies and products that help improve our lives and the health of our planet."

This is an exciting time to be involved in biotechnology. 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.

Biotechnology Major Guides

How can the Major Guides help me navigate my major? The Biotechnology Major Guides are ready reference tools that give you the basics about the degree: academics, skill building, and career opportunities. Learn about internships, undergraduate research, academic honors programs, scholarships, and study abroad programs. Use the Major Guides to hone your academic and career plans, making the most of your undergraduate experience.

Check out the Biotechnology B.A. Major Guide

Check out the Biotechnology B.S. Major Guide