Program Lead: Leena V. Pattarkine, Ph.D.
Biotechnology is a multi-disciplinary program that incorporates the foundations of biology, microbiology, genetics, molecular biology, and chemistry. Biotechnology focuses on the manipulation of living organisms, their products, and their processes to further knowledge, improve quality of life and engineer new tools and applications. Biotechnology is applied to a broad range of industries including the pharmaceutical, chemical, agricultural, food development and manufacturing, to name but a few. Biotechnology has impacted significantly in the fields of medicine, health, environment and new technology and will continue to do so far into the future.
Concentrations include: Food Safety and Quality Assurance, General Biotechnology, Nanobiotechnology, Nanobiotechnology and NanoFabrication, and Pharmaceutical Design.