Departments & Programs



Biotechnology is a program within the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry. The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Biotechnology provides students with fundamental training in basic scientific principles as well as specific concepts, techniques, and applications used in biotechnology. Students who obtain the B.S. in Biotechnology will be prepared to obtain employment in biotechnology and related industries, including the pharmaceutical and agricultural industries; enroll in graduate programs (M.S. or Ph.D.) in Biotechnology or related fields such as Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Genetics, and Biochemistry; or pursue advanced professional degrees such as M.D. (Medicine), M.B.A. (Business), J.D. (Law) with an emphasis on Biotechnology issues. The B.A. major in Biotechnology is tightly integrated with the needs of numerous life science businesses. Completing a major in Biotechnology would be advantageous to those who are planning to undertake non-research oriented business or sales opportunities in the life sciences. Students can combine a major in Biotechnology with degrees in Biology, Chemistry, or Biochemistry.

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Contact Information

Department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
Indiana University
Simon Hall MSB, Room 003
212 S. Hawthorne Drive
Bloomington, IN 47405

(812) 855-9511
btech [at] indiana [dot] edu