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Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology

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science student at iupuiThis program is available only to students who have an earned Associate degree in Biotechnology from Ivy Tech Community College. The Biology Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology degree consists of 120 credit hours* and is awarded by Purdue University.

What has become known as the Biotechnology industry has been going through some transforming changes that mandate more sophisticated workforce training at many levels. In order to place central Indiana at the forefront in the preparation of a suitable workforce for existing industry as well as a flexible training program that may be attractive to biotechnology industries considering a move to Indiana, IUPUI has developed education-training programs at the bachelor’s level. This program has been developed in collaboration with the several local biotechnology industries to ensure relevance and appropriateness of the education-training program content. The program includes an extensive industrial internship that, along with the basic and applied courses in biotechnology, meet industrial objectives for preparation for positions in the biotechnology industry.

The curriculum of the bachelor’s degree also allows sufficient flexibility within the major and with electives to meet basic requirements for application to most graduate and professional programs.

Requirements & Course of Study

Requirements vary depending on a student's date of enrollment.  Details of all undergraduate degree requirements can be found in the IUPUI bulletin.

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*124 credits is required for students admitted prior to Fall 2014