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B.A. Biotechnology

The Bachelor of Arts in Biotechnology is intended for students who plan to be involved in the biotechnology industry as writers, artists, ethicists, executives, sales force, regulators, lawyers, politicians, and other roles that require an understanding of the technology, but not the intensive training needed for technicians, research scientists, engineers, and bioinformaticians. (For those more technical roles, the biomolecular engineering and bioinformatics major or the molecular, cell, and developmental biology major is recommended.) A biotechnology student completing the program will have familiarity with several different biotechnologies and be able to apply ethical reasoning to make decisions about biotechnology in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.

For information on the scope and requirements of the programs, see the program description in the UCSC General Catalog.

For a more comprehensible overview of the requirements, see the School of Engineering Curriculum Charts.

Program Learning Outcomes

A biotechnology student completing the program should

  • have familiarity with several different biotechnologies;
  • be able to find and use information from a variety of sources, including books, journal articles, and online encyclopedias;
  • be able to communicate clearly in writing, orally, and as posters; and
  • be able to apply ethical reasoning to make decisions about biotechnology in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
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