Why Study Biotechnology?
Major | Science | CAS
Biotechnology is a rapidly advancing field that allows scientists to modify and harness the genetic capabilities of organisms. As a biotechnology major, you’ll learn the skills needed to contribute to rapid advances in areas including pharmaceutical development, agriculture, food microbiology, medical devices and environmental sciences.
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Skills and Learning Outcomes
- Practice collaboration, oral presentation, scientific writing and laboratory safety skills.
- Gain experience with modern research and scientific methods.
- Become proficient in laboratory techniques essential to biotechnology.
- Individually and collaboratively develop comprehensive solutions to problems.
- Communicate and clearly define questions or problems.
- Analyze biotechnology literature and research.
Types of Courses
- Animal Cell Culture
- Fermentation Technology
- Food Microbiology
- Genetics and Evolution
- Molecular Biology
- Organic Chemistry
Biotechnology majors have options. You’ll be prepared to enter the workforce or continue on to graduate school after UWRF. A broad spectrum of roles could be in your future, including:
- Application Engineer
- Informatics Specialist
- Lab Analyst or Supervisor
- Production Scientist
- Quality Control Manager
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