Biotechnology Concentration, Biology, BS

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The Biotechnology concentration can help you achieve an understanding of the tools and experience for a career in this area of science with lab-based hands-on courses using several cutting-edge molecular techniques and equipment.

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Program Overview

The pharmaceutical and biotech industries continue to be strong in Massachusetts. In addition, many other disciplines in biology are also using the tools of biotechnology in one manner or another. Thus an understanding of these tools and experience using techniques of biotechnology can help prepare you for your career in science. Indeed, these tools are commonly used or referenced by the many pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies in Massachusetts, by government and academic research laboratories, and even by some environmental research and consulting groups. Several courses that can be taken as part of the biotechnology concentration at Fitchburg State can help you achieve an understanding of the principles underlying different aspects of biotechnology. In addition, many of these courses are laboratory-based where students gain hands-on experience using several cutting-edge molecular techniques and equipment.

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The biotechnology program here at Fitchburg State has provided me with useful laboratory skills essential for being competitive in the job market.

John Pespisa, '12

Experiential Opportunities


Internships are a great opportunity to get valuable, real-world experiences before entering a competitive job market.
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Study Abroad

Faculty-led study abroad course opportunities also increase student life-transforming experiences, as do student/faculty cooperative research projects.
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