Biotech students

Biology and Biotechnology (B.S.)

We live in the post-genome era, as the human genome has been sequenced, unlocking our genetic information. As a result of such incredible advances, biotechnology is considered the third technological revolution and is expected to change the world as much as the industrial and the computer/IT revolutions before it. Endicott's Biology and Biotechnology program also offers a concentration in Secondary Education leading to Massachusetts state teacher licensure.

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We live in the post-genome era, as the human genome has been sequenced, unlocking our genetic information. As a result of such incredible advances, biotechnology is considered the third technological revolution and is expected to change the world as much as the industrial and the computer/IT revolutions before it. The excitement of this growing field, and the abundance of outstanding resources in the area surrounding Endicott's campus, led to the creation of a Biology and Biotechnology (Bio/Biotech) major that offers students a progressive biology education. Bio/Biotech majors receive cutting-edge technical training in courses and laboratory sessions that, together, provide knowledge and methodological skills in areas like genomics, bioethics, molecular biology, chemistry, and bioinformatics.

Discoveries and applications related to biotechnology affect society greatly, as they contribute to health, food and nutrition improvement, energy solutions, nanotechnology, environmental protection, vaccine development and bio-warfare preparedness, forensics, drug discovery, and more. The emergence of the Boston region as the nation's biotech leader, home to over 300 biotech companies, combined with the College's unique emphasis on internships, means that our Biotech majors benefit from outstanding local opportunities and experience a number of exciting career options before graduation. 

Pre-Professional Concentration: Pre-Med, Pre-Vet, and Pre-Dental courses prepare you for future studies at competitive graduate, medical, and veterinary schools.

Biology and Biotechnology Secondary Education Teacher Licensure concentration: Students electing to become middle or high school teachers can select the concentration in Secondary Education with Teacher Licensure.

Internships

Practice What You Learn...
 
Examples of Recent Biotechnology Major Internships:
 
Mass. General Hospital
Cell Signaling Technology
UMass Amherst Genetics Lab
NSMC Laboratory
Concord Orthopedics

Careers

Research Science/Biomedical Engineering
DNA Forensics
Medicine: Physician,Veterinarian,
Dentist, Chiropractor, and more
Environmental Science
Genetic Counseling
Bioinformatics
Patent Law
FDA Regulatory Affairs and Clinical
Trials Coordination
Pharmaceutical Sales

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate a broad understanding of the natural and life sciences, and the roles they play in the world today.
  2. Engage in methods of scientific inquiry.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge related to emerging areas of science as well as methodological experience.
  4. Understand the importance of responsibility science.
  5. Apply learning through laboratory-based and internship-based experiences.
  6. Capitalize on the location of the campus in terms of the rapidly-evolving Greater Boston Life Sciences industry.
  7. Demonstrate relevant writing and mathematics competencies and skills.
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