Why Study Biotechnology?

    You’ll get an extensive education in the biological sciences while focusing on a biotechnology career-centered track, specifically designed for students looking to pursue careers in biology. Whether you want to work in a biomedical science lab as a technician, or lead the pack as a lab supervisor, you’ll be well-equipped. You can even let the biotechnology concentration catalyze your interest in pursuing graduate school in biotech, putting you on the cutting edge of research in areas like gene therapy, vaccine development, or bioremediation.

    All of these concentrations can also lead to programs in osteopathy, nursing, or other medical professions with some additional courses.

    Why Study Biotechnology at MMC?

    The Biotechnology concentration is a unique program that gives you the opportunity to explore many different subjects in biology while also choosing a pathway towards a career in biotechnology. You’ll have a personalized, hands-on learning experience due to small class sizes, particularly in biology and chemistry labs. You’ll interact with and learn from faculty across the College—including social sciences, dance, psychology, and politics—in this multi-disciplinary major. The Natural Sciences department will help you connect to local internship opportunities and a vast network of alumni with successful careers in the biological sciences.

    What You Will Learn

    In the Biotechnology concentration, you’ll learn to:

    • Explain the multiple determinants of human health and well-being from a multidisciplinary perspective.
    • Apply the principles of human biology to the physiological and biochemical aspects of human health.
    • Display competency in career-related skills needed to enter the workforce.
    • Demonstrate appropriate training and preparedness for the pursuit of post-baccalaureate careers, advanced degrees, or professional programs.
    • Effectively communicate scientific information orally and in writing.

    Contact

    Ann Aguanno, Ph.D.
    Professor of Biology, Chair Dept. of Natural Sciences,
    Biology Post-Bac Program Coordinator
    She/Her/Hers
    aaguanno@mmm.edu
    (212) 774-4838

    Careers and Outcomes

    Job Titles

    • Clinical Laboratory Technologist
    • Agriculture and Food Scientist
    • Microbiologist
    • Genetic Counselor
    • Chemical or Biomedical Engineer

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