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The interdisciplinary Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology provides a strong academic foundation in biological sciences and chemistry, practical training in the various biotechnologies and a solid understanding of their application in industry and biomedicine. The science of biotechnology extends across many areas of biology and chemistry and provides cutting-edge technology tools for modern biology and biomedical research. The curriculum includes a research experience at Kent State and/or an internship at a biotechnology company. Biotechnology graduates have employment opportunities in biomedical research and in the rapidly growing biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.
Students completing a Bachelor of Science degree in biotechnology may be employed in a variety of settings or they may go on to advanced study in a number of different disciplines. Biotechnology graduates may work in basic research and development exploring fundamental mechanisms and answering questions about biological systems. Others may work in an applied research setting in which researchers set out to solve specific problems in agriculture, environmental or medical fields. others may work in biomanufacturing in which biological products are produced for human use, often in large-scale production facilities.
General Admissions for Freshman Students: Students most likely to be admitted and succeed at the Kent Campus are those who have graduated with at least 16 units of the recommended college preparatory curriculum in high school, who have achieved a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.5 or higher (on a 4.0 scale), and whose composite ACT score is 21 or better (980 combined critical reading and math SAT score). For more information on admissions, visit the admissions website for new freshmen.
Minimum 121 total credit hours and 42 upper-division hours for graduation. Minimum 2.000 GPA overall and 2.000 GPA in major required for graduation.
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates of this program will be able to:
1. Apply knowledge and information gained from coursework to complex issues in biotechnology and develop problem solving and data gathering skills required to comprehend issues in biotechnology.
2. Develop inductive reasoning and technical communications skills in the context of working in a complex group environment.
3. Gain experience analyzing scientific papers and expand skills for listening to and critiquing scientific seminars based on the literature or current research. Develop presentation skills using presentation software develop verbal skills in communicating scientific information.
4. Apply knowledge and information gained from coursework to a research environment and develop collaborative working relationships with research mentors and laboratory members.
Study Abroad/Away Opportunities
There are many Study Abroad/Away Opportunities, for more information contact the Office of Global Education.
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