What is biotechnology?
Biotechnology is one of the newest and fastest-growing scientific fields. Exploring topics like biochemistry, molecular biology and genetics, biotechnology seeks to apply biological processes to technologies that can help improve our lives and planet. This cutting-edge field is changing the world in a variety of ways, from reducing the spread of infectious disease through genetics to cutting greenhouse gas emissions with biofuels.
Why study biotechnology at UNH Manchester?
The biotechnology minor introduces students to the field of biotechnology in a five-course sequence that explores bioethics and the central content areas of biology and biotechnology, with a focus on modern genetics and laboratory techniques. Through skills-based training in state-of-the-art labs, biotechnology minors add a valuable credential to their major that indicates a substantial additional skill set in the laboratory-focused and forward-looking field of biotechnology.
- Biochemist or biophysicist
- Biological technician
- Biomedical engineer
- Medical scientist
- Physician or surgeon