Biotechnology is one of the fastest growing industries in the nation, with a high demand for entry-level workers and two-year and four-year college graduates. In the last 25 years, the US biotechnology industry has created more than 198,000 high-quality jobs, at over 1,400 pharmaceutical, agricultural, industrial, and instrumentation biotechnology companies, plus more at academic and government agencies!
Biotechnology sectors include:
- Health Care: drug discovery, vaccines, devices and diagnostics
- Ag Biotech: genetically modified organisms, food safety
- Industrial and Environmental Applications: biofuels, biomaterials
- Biodefense: vaccines, biosensors
- Research Tools: DNA fingerprinting, bioinformatics, microarray technology, nanotechnology
Local companies may provide internships for students who have completed the first year of biotech classes at Calhoun.
General Studies -Biotechnology Example Plan of Study
The Biotechnology degree option is not guaranteed for transfer by the state STARS program. Students using this as a guide toward a four-year program are strongly encouraged to contact senior institutions for transferability and satisfaction of prerequisites in the specific program. For more information, please contact Dr. David Ansardi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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