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Biology Major - Biotechnology Concentration

You could read a textbook about plant and animal discoveries, but why not make discoveries of your own? In the biology program at Salisbury University, you’ll have many opportunities for undergraduate research both in the field and in our state-of-the-art facilities.

Why Choose the Biotechnology Program at Salisbury University?

The Biotechnology Program provides a solid foundation in molecular and cellular biological sciences. Students gain hands-on experience with cutting-edge technologies involving bioinformatics, genetic engineering and genomics. Students can customize their education so they are prepared to pursue advanced degrees in biomedicine, agriculture, law or bioscience research. Students who graduate from this program are ready to start a scientific career with more than 500 biotechnology companies in Maryland.

Careers for Biotechnology Program Graduates

What jobs can you get with a focus in biotechnology within the biology major? Graduates of our program are broadly trained biologists, and they possess the knowledge and skills vital for graduate school and future employment. The field is open for our biology majors, but you could go on to become one of the following:

  • Molecular biologist
  • Laboratory technician
  • Cell biologist
  • Quality control biologist
  • Research associate
  • Fermentation specialist
  • Plant breeder