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Why Choose Biotechnology? - Program Spotlight
The Biotechnology program is designed to prepare students for positions in biological, medical or agricultural research laboratories, for graduate school or for professional school. The program is built on five aspects of modern laboratory science: recombinant DNA, cell culture, immunology, laboratory animal care, and advanced protein isolation techniques.
The first two years of the Biotechnology program are preparatory, structured to complete the biotechnology foundations course work. The professional sequence of biotechnology course work typically begins with the student's junior year. Admission to the professional biotechnology sequence is competitive and based on the foundation coursework. Internships and independent research projects are available to biotechnology students and enable them to gain experience in a laboratory setting.
The Ferris Biotechnology program is designed for those who want to enter the workforce in a biotechnology laboratory, or pursue study in a graduate or professional school. Biotechnology is responsible for many of the medical, agricultural and environmental advances that are part of modern society. With a career in biotechnology, you will be able to better understand these advances and apply this knowledge towards the improvement of our world.
Job opportunities exist in most industries that conduct research and development programs. Biotechnology graduates are especially marketable, since the hands-on experiments conducted at Ferris give students real-world experience in a controlled laboratory setting. In fact, over 90 percent of graduates have jobs in the industry or are enrolled in graduate or professional schools.