The Biotechnology concentration provides a solid background in both biology and chemistry. This concentration emphasizes laboratory coursework and hands-on application of techniques and skills used in research laboratories.
Students interested in biotechnology careers should consider conducting independent research while at MCLA, and motivated students are encouraged to apply for off-campus research opportunities such as Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) programs. Internships and other experiences may also be pursued in specific areas of interest. Strong students may be invited to serve as teaching assistants, conducting tutorials or assisting with labs in the department.
A faculty advisor will meet with each student at least once per semester, and information about specific internships, research opportunities, upcoming courses, and other topics is provided to enrolled students on the Biology Department’s Canvas page.
Biotechnology, a relatively new concentration, has had only one graduate to date; this student is working as a laboratory technician and has been accepted to graduate school.