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Biotechnology is the application of biological information and techniques to meet medical, agricultural, and environmental needs. Students selecting this emphasis will be well prepared to pursue graduate studies in genetics, molecular biology, cellular biology, biochemistry, and physiology. The emphasis will also prepare students for immediate employment as entry-level technicians in one of hundreds of different biotechnology companies and university research labs. The emphasis will also serve pre-professional students interested in one of the medical professions.
This career focuses on the modification, manipulation, evaluation of organism’s genes to create new genetic modifications that can help people fight diseases and genetic illnesses. By having a career in genetic engineering, students would be focuses on the cutting edge of genes studies for humans, plants, animals, and many other organisms.
Students using skills obtained within this major emphasis can go into the pharmaceutical manufacturing field. This career uses skills gained in the lab to manufacture, produce, and distribute medicine derived from labs to the human populous.
DNA analysts use obtained skills to work to connect familial relationships, genetic tracking, and medical history. These skills will also be used in partnership to Law enforcement to identify suspects, testify of findings, and find DNA evidence.
Getting Started in This Degree
If you are interested in Biotechnology, start with one of the following major-specific courses:
Work mainly with fish and their ecosystem, this degree is perfect for those who have are fascinated by wildlife, especially fish. You will also learn the principles of fish management, marine biology, and other things related to fish.
In this degree, you will work mainly outdoors in collecting data and analyzing the effects of different things related to the range. This includes livestock, range ecosystem, and working with some aspects of wildlife.
Learn about wildlife and the systems that go into managing wildlife. Get more involved with understanding all the aspects of wildlife, like ecosystems and studying different groups of animals.