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Students from the Biotechnology Program

Program Overview

Prepare for a cutting-edge career with a bachelor's degree in biological sciences from Miami Dade College. South Florida is home to two major life sciences research hubs and more than 1,300 companies that are creating the future right now and have a high demand for skilled workers. This program responds to the needs of our region’s employers.

A capstone internship with a prospective employer or private/public partner moves beyond the classroom, allowing you to put your skills to the test in the real world.

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Program Details

The biotechnology concentration of this bachelor’s program helps you build the knowledge and skills you’ll need to succeed in the life sciences. As a biotechnology student, you’ll learn about:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry and organic chemistry
  • Genetics
  • Evolution
  • Ecology
  • Bioethics
  • Virology
  • And more

Additional Concentrations

Biological Sciences students can also choose to graduate with these additional concentrations:

Career Prospects

Continued growth in the biotechnology and medical research fields is expected to continue to drive growth in the life sciences industry, especially in the South Florida region, which is rapidly evolving into a hot spot for life sciences research. An education in biotechnology opens doors to careers in a variety of workplaces, including:

  • Colleges
  • Research and development facilities
  • Hospitals
  • Laboratories
  • Pharmaceutical and medical manufacturing

About the Bachelor of Science Degree

These four-year programs combine extensive academic studies with the real-world experience students need to pursue a career in their selected field.

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