In our Biotechnology laboratory, you will conduct extensive experiments in cell and molecular biology in order to develop essential laboratory skills including learning how to isolate and manipulate DNA; purify and characterize proteins; and grow and maintain cells in tissue culture. You will also learn a wide variety of microbiological techniques in our Microbiology laboratory including the cultivation, manipulation, isolation and identification of microorganisms. In your final semester you will use biological organisms to actively manufacture a chemical product used in an industrial process. In addition, you will develop a clear understanding of regulatory affairs and the ethical implications of the biotechnology industry and its influence on society.
As a graduate, you can find employment in a number of settings including: * Administration in a pharmaceutical, agricultural, food or environmental company * Government institute * Manufacturing * Quality control laboratory * Research laboratory Positions include: * Clinical study technologist * Food technologist * Immunologist technologist * Instrumentation technologist * Microbiology technologist * Pharmaceutical sales manager * Pharmaceutical technologist * Production technologist * Quality assurance technologist * University laboratory research assistant