Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
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Biotechnology Program

This program is available only to students who have an earned Associate degree in Biotechnology from Ivy Tech Community College.

What has become known as the Biotechnology industry has been going through some transforming changes that mandate more sophisticated workforce training at many levels. In order to place central Indiana at the forefront in the preparation of a suitable workforce for existing industry as well as a flexible training program that may be attractive to biotechnology industries considering a move to Indiana, IUPUI has developed education-training programs at the bachelor’s level. This program has been developed in collaboration with the several local biotechnology industries to ensure relevance and appropriateness of the education-training program content. The program includes an extensive industrial internship that, along with the basic and applied courses in biotechnology, meet industrial objectives for preparation for positions in the biotechnology industry.

The curriculum of the bachelor’s degree also allows sufficient flexibility within the major and with electives to meet basic requirements for application to most graduate and professional programs.

Degree Characteristics

Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology (BSB)
  • 124 credit hour Purdue degree
  • additional courses in the major and flexibility to add areas of specialization
  • full general-education course work in the humanities and social sciences
  • flexibility to become eligible for most graduate and professional degree programs