Biotechnology BS

Biotechnology may be defined broadly as the use of living organisms, or their products, to improve human, animal, or plant life, or the environment. This broad definition has been used as the basis for the design of this program.

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program requirements    4 year plan to graduation   

Students will gain an understanding of living organisms at the cellular and molecular level through the core courses in the major. The electives will expand their opportunities of acquiring knowledge of organisms at the organismal level and in relationship with their environment. The curriculum emphasizes hands-on learning and provides undergraduate research experience. Students learn through elective courses and research how to apply biological knowledge to solve current problems in fields such as Agriculture, Medicine, Environmental and Marine Sciences.


The program prepares students for:
  • pursuing graduate studies
  • entering the work force in industrial, academic or governmental laboratories
  • acceptance into medical, dental, veterinary or pharmacy schools

Research

Faculty and Students collaborate in real world scientific research and scholarship.

Internships

Students can further develop their scientific knowledge and skills and get experience in a chosen career through internships with our community partners.

Student Engagment

We have many ways for students to engage in the department, university, and community with more than 15 clubs and organizations.

Department Contacts

Cliff Renk
Professor and Chair, Department of Biological Sciences
Phone: (239) 590-7482
E-Mail: crenk@fgcu.edu
Office: WH 222

Robin Gerber
Administrative Specialist, Biological Sciences
Phone: (239) 590-7153
E-Mail: rgerber@fgcu.edu
Office: WH 234

Tak Ueda
Associate Professor & Program Coordinator for Biotechnology

Phone: (239) 590-7236

E-mail: tueda@fgcu.edu

Office: WH 253

 

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