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Biochemistry and Molecular Biology - Biotechnology

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The biochemistry and molecular biology–biotechnology major is intended primarily for students who plan to pursue careers in industry, veterinary medicine or related health sciences or for students who plan advanced study in biotechnology and molecular biology. 

The core curriculum is identical to that of the biochemistry and molecular biology major. Additional course work introduces students to the chemical engineering and microbiological aspects of biotechnology and allows for specialization through a broad range of approved biotechnology courses in the junior and senior years. 

Students may also complete this major through Lyman Briggs College


Graduates pursue careers in a range of industries, excelling in jobs that demand deep knowledge of chemistry, biology and mathematics. 

Alumni work at: 

  • Environmental and pollution control companies
  • Biotechnology industry
  • County, state and federal agencies
  • Clinical reference laboratories
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Food processing and dairy industries

Alumni work as: 

  • Biochemists
  • Chemists
  • Laboratory technicians
  • Quality control technicians
  • Nuclear medicine physicians
  • Bioinformatics scientists/technicians
  • Regulatory affairs specialists

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