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Professional Science | Biotechnology


Battelle Tompkins, Room T-33


MS in Professional Science: Biotechnology

American University’s master’s degree in biotechnology combines coursework in the applied sciences and management. This curriculum provides students with the tools necessary to be competitive within:

  • Industries involved in biotechnological innovation
  • Government agencies that regulate scientific innovation

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

The goal of this program is to prepare students and professionals for applied science work to enter and excel within the professional science workforce. 

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