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Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology

Program Details

University of Maryland University College (UMUC) offers the online Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology. Professionals in biotechnology come up with answers to a host of humanity's problems—from Ebola to failing crops. With a degree in biotechnology, you can become a part of the solution by developing innovations in the agricultural, pharmaceutical, and biomedical fields. The degree combines laboratory skills and applied coursework, with a biotechnology internship experience and upper-level study.

This degree is also offered as a Bachelor of Technical and Professional Studies.

Career opportunities with this degree include the following fields:

  • biomedical research industries and organizations
  • laboratory technology
  • chemical technology
  • pharmaceutical
  • assay analysis
  • quality control
  • bioinformatics
  • agricultural


  • High school diploma or the equivalent
  • Associate of Applied Science if pursuing the Bachelor of Technical and Professional Studies
  • Recommendation: strong background in biology, chemistry, and math; an understanding of molecular biological techniques; and strong written and verbal communication skills

Accreditation & Licensing

Middle States Commission on Higher Education


  • This program is available online but includes a required on-site component.