About the Biotechnology Program

The Biotechnology degree program offers specializations in Bioinformatics, Biotechnology Management, Biotechnology Regulatory Affairs and Biosecurity and Biodefense. The degree requires completion of 36 credit hours of coursework.

In addition, it offers graduate certificates in Bioinformatics, Biotechnology Management and Biotechnology Regulatory Affairs, each of which requires completion of 15 credit hours of coursework.

The mission of the Biotechnology program at UMUC is to develop student entrepreneurs by providing each student with a thorough understanding of the scientific, management, and policy issues that are distinctive to the Biotechnology industry.

This aim is accomplished by providing students with a rigorous program that is uniquely designed to integrate science, entrepreneurship, and technology. The courses are taught by distinguished faculty who are also practitioners in the field. The program offers an intellectually vibrant atmosphere that encourages the development of innovative and critical thinking skills, teamwork, awareness, and respect for cultural and global diversity.

Accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Biotechnology Program Integrates Science, Entrepreneurship and Technology

Program Director Rana Khan explains how UMUC’s biotechnology program teaches scientific foundations combined with project management skills to prepare you for the next step in your career.