Why Study Biotechnology?

Major | Science/​Science Technology | 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 presentationscientific 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
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioinformatic
  • Fermentation Technology
  • Food Microbiology
  • Genetics and Evolution
  • Immunology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Organic Chemistry
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Potential Careers

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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