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Biotechnology Studies at Syracuse University

Why Study Biotechnology?

If you are interested in using science to solve real-world problems, biotechnology is for you. It touches almost every aspect of our day-to-day lives.  In the modern world, our food, our health and our environment all depend on advances in biotechnological research.  Biotechnology is one of the most rapidly expanding fields across the globe, driving an ever-growing demand for a strong, highly trained workforce.  Progress in biotechnology is limited only by human creativity in finding novel uses for living organisms, their molecules, and the processes they can carry out.

Biotechnology is an interdisciplinary program at Syracuse University that includes faculty members from the departments of biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, and economics, as well as from the College of Engineering and Computer Science, and the Martin J. Whitman School of Management.

Programs of Study

Exciting Career Opportunities in Biotechnology

Biotechnology graduates have access to a range of career options that range from healthcare, medicine and laboratory work to leadership in industry, public policy and management.  A few examples of biotechnology jobs include:

  • Biomedical engineer
  • Research scientist
  • Product manager
  • Microbiologist
  • Epidemiologist
  • Bioinformatics specialist
  • Agricultural engineer
  • Director of clinical data management

Biotechnology Society

This student organization creates a community and shared space for like-minded individuals at Syracuse University who share a passion for biotechnology. You’ll learn what a diverse and all-encompassing field biotechnology is, why students should pursue biotechnology and what a career in biotechnology looks like. The organization also provides resources and support for biotechnology students. The Biotechnology Society offers leadership and public speaking opportunities to biotechnology students, along with professional, personal and academic development activities and events.

Join the Syracuse University Biotechnology Society

All Syracuse University and SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry individuals who are interested in biotechnology or biotechnology-associated areas are eligible to be a member of the Biotechnology Society, including faculty and staff members.

Students interested in joining the Biotechnology Society should e-mail the society's advisor, Dr. Ruth Phillips.