Explore the Programs at Miami Dade College

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Program Overview

Biotechnology is the practice of using living organisms to make products or improve processes. It combines elements of biology, chemistry, engineering, and computing. This program provides the first two years of a four-year curriculum for students planning to major in biotechnology, biology, chemistry, or bioinformatics. Majors may also enter professional schools in related disciplines.

Program Details

Areas of study in this program include:

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

Career Prospects

Scientific developments 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:

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biologist
  • Biochemist and Biophysicist
  • Microbiologist
  • Agricultural Technician

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