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MS in Professional Science: Biotechnology

American University’s master’s degree in biotechnology combines coursework in genomics and business management with the option of pursing study in neuroscience or public policy. This curriculum provides students with the tools necessary for careers in: 

  • Biotechnology Industry
  • Genome Research Institutions
  • Government regulatory agencies 

Students gain core competencies in statistics and research methods while acquiring hands on experience with a compulsory internship and research capstone. 

Students will master topics in genomics, proteomics, neuroscience, biochemistry, molecular biology, and business management. Students can also choose among electives depending on their interests and career goals. 

The goal of this program is for students to gain knowledge and skills in scientific innovation in preparation to enter and excel within the professional science workforce.

Career Paths

Clinical research associate
Laboratory technician
Pharmaceutical sales
Policy analyst