UGA Specific Information for Applied Biotechnology

The applied biotechnology major provides students with the scientific background and laboratory experience necessary for employment in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, or for advanced study in the applications of biotechnology and molecular biology for the use and improvement of plants, animals, and micro-organisms. Students should possess a strong interest in the sciences and an interest in chemistry, biotechnology, microbiology. This interdisciplinary major brings together areas of study such as animals, food science, forestry, entomology, and plants to educate students with the knowledge and skills necessary to use biotechnology for the improvement of plants, animals, and microorganisms.


Class of 2017*

** Includes Self-Employed

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Why Choose a Career in Biotechnology?

Because you can help save lives, cure diseases, help feed the hungry, help create a substitute for oil energy use, and be a pioneer in green technology.

The people who work in biotechnology make discoveries at the forefront of science in the areas of:

  •  drug discovery
  •  food and fiber crop improvement
  •  environmental protection
  •  manufacturing (medical devices, biotech drugs and other bioscience products)

*Taken from Careers in Biotechnology by Gina Frierman-Hunt and Julie Solberg

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If you are interested in Medical School, check out this site for details about the application process.


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Graduate/Professional Schools Attended by UGA Applied Biotechnology Majors for the Class of 2017*

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine | Mercer University | North Carolina State University | The University of Georgia

Possible Employers Who May Hire UGA Applied Biotechnology Majors

Abbott Pharmaceuticals | Alcon Laboratories | DuPont | Federal and state agencies | Johnson & Johnson | Pharma Tech Industries

Possible Job Titles for UGA Applied Biotechnology Majors

Analytical Chemist | Biochemist | Biomedical/Validation/Genetic Engineer | Biostatistician | Cell/Research/Molecular Biologist | Clinical Coordinator | Environmental Health and Safety Specialist | Research Technician

POSITION TITLES AND EMPLOYERS WHO HIRED THIS MAJOR (CLASS OF 2017)*

*Source: Areas above marked with an Asterisk (*) have been created utilizing data taken from the UGA Career Outcomes Survey. The "Employers Hiring ..., Job Titles of ..., Career Outcomes for ..., and Graduate Schools Attended By ..." information listed above represent UGA Class of 2017 Graduates. The lists are not exhaustive and therefore do not represent all potential career options. Click here for more detailed Career Outcomes information regarding this major.