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B.S. in Biotechnology

Residential Biotechnology Program

The Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology major prepares you for a career in the biotech industry. The emphasis throughout the curriculum is placed on genes and the integrative complexity of the cell. You’ll gain an appreciation of how fearfully and wonderfully made we are as they study the details at the molecular level.

Freshman and sophomore courses are designed to provide a solid foundation in biology and chemistry as well as basic laboratory skills and safety. In the upper-level courses, you’ll use state of the art equipment techniques such as PCR amplification of DNA, protein electrophoresis, column chromatography isolation techniques, characterization of fatty acids and lipids, genetic engineering of mutant bacteria strains, and generation of vaccines. You’ll also engage in team-based research projects to simulate the interdisciplinary approach in modern science.

Successful students have gone on to Ph.D. programs, medical school or laboratory employment. This program includes a chemistry minor which can be added by request.

The B.S. in Biotechnology is offered through the Department of Biology & Chemistry.

Liberty University Department of Biology & Chemistry is a member of Virginia Bio, which connects students to jobs and internships at biotech companies throughout the state.


Credit Hours

120 total hours

Degree Completion Plan (DCP)

Biotechnology (B.S.) DCP

Admission Requirements

View Liberty’s undergraduate admissions requirements


Featured Courses

  • Genetics (BIOL 301)
  • Microbiology (BIOL 303)
  • Cell Biology (BIOL 415)
  • Molecular Techniques (BIOL 455)
  • Analytical Chemistry (CHEM 231)

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Career Opportunities

  • Physician (M.D./Ph.D.)
  • College Professor/Researcher
  • Biomedical Laboratory Supervisor
  • Industrial Laboratory Technician
  • Laboratory Research Assistant
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