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Considered one of the hot career prospects for the future, employment of biotechnological scientists is projected to skyrocket well beyond the national average. Now is the perfect time to begin developing your path for future success in the field in biotechnology. As biotechnological research and development continues to drive job growth, more exciting opportunities for biologists and chemists are becoming available. Men and women with training and education in this educational discipline can position themselves for work in areas such as medicine and pharmaceuticals, agriculture, and environmental science.

A PhD is usually necessary for independent research, yet a bachelorís or masterís degree is frequently a suitable match for jobs in applied research, product development, management, or inspection. Many professionals with just a bachelorís degree in biotechnology are prepared to enter various health careers.

This associate of arts transfer option is designed for part- and full-time students with a specific academic and/or professional interest in the areas of biotechnology, microbiology, and genetics. This option introduces this discipline within the context of allied subject areas, preparing students for specific concentration at a four-year Maryland state college or university.
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Points of Distinction
  1. A degree in biotechnology will allow graduates to pursue careers in biomedical sciences and health care.

  2. Employment of biotechnological scientists is projected to grow much faster than the average.

  3. Students can easily transfer to a four-year college or university after completing their associateís degrees at the College of Southern Maryland.

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