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Applied Biotechnology
Major

Solving tomorrow’s challenges today

The applied biotechnology major at Auburn is an interdisciplinary program that brings together the multidisciplinary expertise of faculty from various departments within the College of Agriculture. This major will prepare you to meet the needs of today’s rapidly growing biotechnology and biomedical industries, equipping you with the specialized knowledge, skills and techniques this exciting field demands.

As a biotechnologist, you will be trained to apply advanced science and engineering to some of the world’s leading issues through alternative energy sources, safer plant- and animal-based products, management of crop damage, reduced production costs and more.

If graduate school is in your future, the major in applied biotechnology will prepare you for advanced studies in fields such as biology, agriculture, biomedical sciences, biotechnology and pharmaceutical sciences.

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What you’ll Study

Your major’s courses will go beyond general biology to include genetics and genomics, microbiology, cell biology, biochemistry, biomedical sciences and related disciplines. You’ll also get hands-on experience with molecular techniques in state-of-the-art research labs on-campus and gain real-world experience as an intern with a biotechnology-related company. This will help you build the strong scientific background and research skills necessary for employment within the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.

In addition, the applied biotechnology major is excellent preparation for professional programs in medicine.

Major Curriculum & Requirements

What can I do with a Major in Applied Biotechnology?

  • Environmental Science
  • Biological, Biomedical or Biotechnological Research
  • Biomedical or Biotechnical Engineering
  • Genetics
  • Product Marketing
  • Product Safety Management
  • Seed Product Development
  • Sustainability Management
  • Clinical Trial Management
  • Biofuel or Bioproduct Development

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Kathy Lawrence
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Dept. of Entomology & Plant Pathology
209 Life Science Building
Auburn Univ., AL 36849

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