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Biotechnology B.S. Handout


What can I do with this major?

Related Career Titles
Search for potential careers/jobs with these position titles

  • Biotechnology Lab Technician
  • Biotechnology Research Associate
  • Chemical/Biomedical Engineer
  • Associate Research Scientist
  • Quality Control Engineer
  • Quality Control Analyst
  • Crime Lab Technician
  • Clinical Research Associate
  • Clinical or Research Technician
  • Computer Data Analyst
  • Manufacturing or Production Technician
  • Accountant
  • Sales
  • Technical Writer
  • Biochemist


Professional Organizations
Affiliate yourself with groups to network and learn about the field:

  • American Medical Students Association, UHD group
  • BioHouston, Inc.
  • The Darwin and Leeuwenhoek Society, UHD branch of American Society for Microbiology (ASM)
  • Health Professions Organization, UHD group

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Graduate School Considerations *Programs not offered at UHD

  • Master of Science in Data Analytics
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Science in Technical Communication
  • Master of Science in Biotechnology*
  • Doctor of Medicine*
  • Doctor of Dentistry*
  • Master of Science in Molecular and Cell Biology*
  • Master of Science in Microbiology*
  • Master of Science in Biochemistry*
  • Doctor of Optometry*
  • Doctor of Veterinarian Medicine*
  • Doctor of Pharmacy*


Community Partnerships

Research local organizations that may offer field experiences to students pursuing a Biotechnology degree.

  • Memorial Herman
  • Nobilis Health
  • UT Medical Branch
  • CytoGenix
  • Agennix
  • Houston Methodist
  • Introgen Therapeutics
  • UT MD Anderson
  • Synergos
  • PLx Pharma
  • Baylor College of Medicine
  • Cel Associates
  • Houston Advanced Research
  • Texas Children’s Hospital

What is Biotechnology?

The Bachelor of Science degree in Biotechnology teaches students how to harness cellular and biomolecular processes to develop technologies and products that help improve our lives and the health of our planet. This program provides both entry-level job skills in biotechnology and a strong academic background needed to pursue a master‘s or doctorate degree in Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Microbiology or Molecular Biology. This program will also satisfy course requirements for all major pre- professional degree programs in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, optometry and veterinary medicine.